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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 […]

Austria – Commercial agent’s trial for trial period compensation

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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Finnish lawyers head to Westminster for CCT tips

A DELEGATION of private sector lawyers from Finland is to visit Westminster Council for a fact-finding mission on competitive tendering. The council now claims to be attracting interest from around the globe with its pioneering stance on the contracting out of public services. Organisers of the latest consultation exercise say they chose the central London […]

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THE NAME of a commercial law firm in Glasgow will be literally dragged through the mud after it signed a major sponsorship deal with the city’s biggest rugby club. Harper Macleod’s name will appear on the jersey of second division Glasgow High Kelvenside – known as GHK – as part of the agreement to back […]

In brief: Quality standards boost LawNet profits

National law firm group LawNet says the six months since the introduction of its own quality standard has shown a “substantial improvement in profitability over the same period in the preceding years”. It says the period for December 1994 through to May this year showed a gross income increase of 4.74 per cent on the […]

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