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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 […]

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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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Lloyds Banking Group has appointed Jennifer Neilsen as general counsel for retail following the departure of Stuart Morgan in May. Nielsen joined Bank of Scotland in 1996 and held a number of roles within the group before being appointed commercial general counsel in 2009. Nielsen had been working closely with Morgan on the asset finance […]

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We examine the UK’s top 50 law firms in groups of 10 – here are some extracts from the full report Top 10, RPL vs PEP (with revenue) The chart displays segments within the top 10 firms. On the top right the magic circle form a clear group of four on a combined RPL/PEP (revenue […]

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Neil Hudgell combines with Rapid to form £20m PI outfit

Acquisitive Hull-headquartered personal injury firm Neil Hudgell Solicitors has today acquired Rapid Solicitors to form a £20m personal injury (PI) business. Neil Hudgell has taken on Rapid’s entire caseload, 120 members of staff and three offices as a result of the deal. All of these will be retained although there is the potential for back […]

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