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The legal hub – Create the ideal state for your corporate legal team

Corporate legal teams are under constant pressure to deliver more value to their organisations. Growing demand and changing expectations from the business mean that legal departments are adapting to embrace innovation and requiring their network of external counsel to do the same. Generally, corporate legal teams are adopting new technologies and adapting to changing pressures […]

Russian sanctions against Ukraine: Ban on the import of certain commodities

A ban on the import into Russia of certain commodities, the country of origin of which is Ukraine or which move through the territory of Ukraine was introduced by the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 29 December 2018 No. 1716-83. The list of the commodities prohibited for import is provided in […]

Draft patent (amendment) rules, 2018 published for objections and suggestions

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has published Draft Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2018 (Draft Rules) for objections and suggestions. The key highlights of the Draft Rules are broadly set out below: International Applications: Patent agents will be required to file all documents, including scanned copies of documents, only by electronic transmission at the time of […]

Amendment to S. 197 of companies act, 2013 notified: Government approval no longer required for enhancement of managerial remuneration

In a long awaited move, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has notified the provisions of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 (CA Amendment Act), relating to managerial remuneration, which are now in force with effect from 12 September 2018. By way of a notification, the amendments to Section 197 and Schedule V of the Companies […]

Drone usage and the law

By Jane Weaver, Martin McKeague It is likely that, in the run-up to this Christmas, perhaps more online shopping will have been done than at any time ever before. Amid news stories about traffic congestion being caused by the growing numbers of delivery vans on our roads, and as technological innovations develop apace, retailers may be increasingly […]

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Bringing order to libel awards

Princess Diana, David Mellor, Monica Bauwens, Esther Ranzen, Graham Souness – the case book of solicitor Martin Cruddace reads like a celebrity’s Who’s Who. However, Cruddace has never represented any of them. Instead he has been on the defence side of High Court actions brought against Mirror Group Newspapers. In the five and a half […]

Expert warns accountants on anti-fraud policing role

A top fraud lawyer has warned accountants seeking to expand their audit function by becoming anti-fraud “policemen” of consequential increased liabilities, confusion and conflict of interest. David Kirk, partner at top fraud firm Simons Muirhead & Burton, said advisers and businessmen should know the risks of fraud. But he told delegates at an Institute of […]

College of Law loses out in favoured schools' list

THE COLLEGE of Law has been sidelined at a crucial stage in the Bar Council’s move to end the Inns of Court School of Law’s monopoly by farming out training to other institutions. The college is absent from a list of eight institutions drawn up by the Bar. These institutions, according to the Bar, have […]

Financings

Dorman Jeffrey & Co acted for Ky-Lin Group in a £3.4 million start-up to create a UK clothing manufacturing capacity.

Practice deals on share service

Hartlepool firm Tilly Bailey & Irvine is setting up a dealing room as part of its newly established investment services department. According to funds manager Iain Mackie, the firm aims to “bring the City to Hartlepool”. The dealing room is part of the firm’s technology plan and will be a “state of the art dealing […]

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