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New rules governing online sale of medicinal products in Romania

The online sale of pharmaceutical products in Romania has been on the rise in recent years. This strengthening trend can be attributed to the growth of online purchases in Romania in general and to the fact that, until recently, the law left room for interpretation in this area.  Recent amendments to the laws governing the sale of […]

Ireland: new Coroners Bill aims to modernise the law and address maternal deaths

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, published the Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2018 on 2 August 2018 with the aim of significantly clarifying, strengthening and modernising the law relating to the reporting of deaths to coroners. The Bill, once enacted, will amend the Coroners Act 1962. The Bill allows for a wider scope of […]

Helping customers to help themselves: How technology can help

Banking litigation experts Rob Aberdein and Justin Coley from Walker Morris’ Lender Services team explain how lenders and law firms can harness new technology and debt management solutions to offer an enhanced customer journey and improved lender/borrower relationships. 

Construction: can a company in liquidation refer a dispute to adjudication?

The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has delivered a significant judgment in Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd v Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (in Liquidation) [2018] EWHC 2043 (TCC) where the company seeking to refer a dispute to adjudication was in liquidation. The substance of the dispute related to the contractor’s claim for payment allegedly due for […]

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Forsters’ PEP dips as equity expands

Forsters‘ average profit per equity partner (PEP) figure has fallen by more than £100,000 to £445,000 at its year-end. Managing partner Paul Roberts said PEP had been hit by boosting the equity partnership by four to 16. “Involving people is important,” he said. “We’re building a firm for future generations.” Turnover rose by 10.8 per […]

The crunch bunch

Tulkinghorn sees the gentlemanly game of cricket as a way to establish order in a chaotic world, and after their win against the associates, he believes the partners at Slaughter and May feel the same way. Chelsea fans and losers Ian Bagshaw, Charlie Jacobs and Richard Youle dragged their clients away from the Gatwick carnage […]

Sonnenschein layoffs add to US legal market woes

Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal has become the latest US firm to announce layoffs, with the Chicago-based firm making a total of 124 staff redundant. The firm confirmed today (28 May) that it was laying off 37 lawyers, including six partners, four counsel and 27 associates, ranging from first year to senior level. Sonnenschein is also […]

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