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SmartLaw 2.0 – The new future of law

By Brett Chalmers A few years ago, George Beaton published an influential e-book, NewLaw New Rules: A Conversation About the Future of the Legal Services Industry, that pulled together comments and responses he received from numerous legal thought leaders and experts about his NewLaw-focused blog post. The publication compared BigLaw, the traditional partnership-and-hourly-rates model, with NewLaw, an […]

Supreme Court supports disqualification under IBC, but protects interest of homebuyers

By Prateek Kumar, Sahil Narang, Raveena Rai The corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) against Jaiprakash Infratech Limited (JIL) commenced when the National Company Law Tribunal, Allahabad (NCLT) passed an order dated 09.08.2017 admitting the petition of IDBI Bank Limited under Section 7 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (IBC). Home buyers who had invested in […]

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By Andreas Natterer, Sara Khalil Earlier this year, the ECJ ruled that commercial agents are generally entitled to compensation, even if the distribution agreement was terminated during a trial period. The ECJ’s decision (C-645/16) was preceded by the French Cour de Cassation’s request for a preliminary ruling on whether Art. 17 of Directive 86/653/EEC applies if the commercial […]

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Liability of building society for rent unpaid by ex-subsidiary Gyoury v Northern Rock Building Society (1997) Ch.D (Carnwath J) 18/4/9Appearances: Robin Hollington instructed by Berrymans for the plaintiff. Richard Sheldon QC instructed by Dickinson Dees, Newcastle upon Tyne, for the defendant. Summary: Statutory liability of a building society for a subsidiary’s debts after the building […]

A&O replies to Co-op's query on Galileo's bid

Allen & Overy senior partner Bill Tudor John has written to the Co-op in reply to queries over the firm’s role in the Regan takeover bid. Hambros, Regan’s financial advisers, and Travers Smith Braithwaite, Regan’s lawyers, have both publicly apologised to the Co-operative Wholesale Society (CWS) for their role in the bid, during the course […]

Euro disabled solicitors group established

Disabled UK lawyers are to set up a pan-European pressure group following foreign support for the Law Society’s Group for Solicitors with Disabilities (GSD). GSD member David Ruebain, a solicitor at David Levene & Co, said the new group would be called the European Group for Solicitors with Disabilities (EGSD). He added that it was […]

ADR option for web wrangles

Liz Davidson reports COMPANIES haggling over their Internet domain names – their registered web site addresses – can now use a new dispute resolution process, allowing them to avoid court but still defend their cyber-territory. Nominet UK, the national registry for top-level domain names ending .uk, will have authority to remove names from circulation and […]

Waiting for those five magic words…

Now the election is over, we can all focus on what legislation we would like to see introduced in the next Parliament. This is the stage at which a new long-term policy can be put in place. The Law Commission is particularly keen that time should be allowed for law reform since most of its […]

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