Why millennials may be your best clients
The younger generation have greater positivity about lawyers than the older ones according to new research.
The study, conducted by Dr. Nika Kabiri, Director of Strategic Insights at comparison site Avvo, found that 46 per cent of ‘millennials’ (18-34 year olds) have a positive view of lawyers including rating them more effective, authentic and compassionate; just 31 per cent of older generations said the same.
More than half (56 per cent) of millennials said that lawyers are good value for money but – as is often the case with the generation – they are keen to work out how to tackle legal issues themselves or at least to collaborate with a lawyer.
"This is a very roll-up-their sleeves generation of consumers who research their legal issues online," Kabiri said. "The good news is they value the skills and services of lawyers, even more so than their older counterparts.”
She said that the decision to hire a lawyer or not comes down to transparency and pricing.
Hogan Lovells enters partnership with business leaders over Brexit
Chambers of Commerce and business associations across Europe now have the support of Hogan Lovells in their preparation for Brexit.
The international law firm has partnered with COBCOE – the Council of Chambers of Commerce in Europe – for its Brexit Ambition project to offer support to its aim of taking a pragmatic and practical business approach to the UK’s exit from the European Union.
With 8,000 members of the organization, it makes strategic sense for the law firm as partner Charles Brasted acknowledged: “Collaborating with COBCOE offers us a unique opportunity to engage even further with the European business community and to help them to shape our common future."
Burrito beans lead to class action lawsuit
A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles claims that US restaurant chain Chipotle misled diners over the number of calories in its Chorizo burritos which one plaintiff said left him feeling “excessively full.”
A sign in the restaurant showed the snack and the words “300 calories” however this was only the calorific content of the Chorizo and excluded other items including chicken, beans, salsa, rice and the wrap itself. The actual total was 1,055 calories, which is detailed in Chipotle’s published nutritional data.
Three claimants are taking the action for what they say breaches local laws by displaying signage which is “unfair, unlawful and/or fraudulent and unconscionable practice of grossly misrepresenting the nutrition values of its food products.”
Chipotle’s communication director Chris Arnold told ArsTechnica.com: “As a matter of policy, we do not discuss details surrounding pending legal action. I'd note, however, that a lawsuit is nothing more than allegation and is proof of nothing. We work very hard to maintain transparency in terms of what is in our food, and that includes our practices for disclosure of nutrition information.”