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By Bernadine Adkins Yesterday, the European Commission released a Communication entitled ‘Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019′[1]. It outlines the steps that business should take to prepare for the UK leaving the EU. The Communication’s message is clear: “On 30 March 2019, the United Kingdom […]

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Jan Greve, former legal director at Norwegian construction company Kvaerner, has joined the London office of Dorsey & Whitney. Greve has taken his first plunge into private practice after Kvaerner moved its headquarters from London back to Oslo following its January merger with Aker. Aker Kvaerner, which recently cut 1,000 jobs, has retained no central […]

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More than three years after the introduction of the new Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), some litigators are still missing opportunities to take full advantage of expert evidence. There are two aspects of the CPR where there is scope for lawyers to take the initiative: written questions to experts and preparing for discussions between experts. Suppose […]

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