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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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The Lawyer Inquiry: Ralph Picken

What subject(s) did you fail at school? None. What was your first job? Porter at the Welsh National School of Medicine. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? u2,857 pa. What would you have done if you hadn’t been a lawyer? Forensic pathologist. What annoys you most about clients? They assume that you […]

Little incentive, even less opportunity

MANY YOUNG lawyers attracted to large City firms by the financial incentives want to maintain their ideological commitments to avoid “selling out”. Aware of this, large firms advertise their pro bono work as part of their recruitment and marketing drives.But, while many young lawyers, like myself arrive at large City law firms as trainees with […]

The pro bono myth laid bare

AS THE Government pursues a successful strategy of attacking solicitors for their supposed greed, the legal profession is steadfastly refusing to reveal what work it does for free.Unearthing individual solicitors who are committed to pro bono is not difficult. But getting the entire profession to provide the hard facts and figures to show how much […]

Simmons corporate partners quit firm after poaching spree

Simmons & Simmons has lost three partners from its corporate department.The departures of Peter Faber, Peter Kennerley and Jeffrey Keey were announced to the firm last Tuesday.Senior corporate partner Peter Faber is leaving to join the London office of US firm Jones Day Reavis & Pogue.Peter Kennerley is moving to Edinburgh to become corporate lawyer […]

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