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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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Forresters, a firm of UK and European Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, has chosen CRM solution Lexis® InterAction® from LexisNexis® Enterprise Solutions, a leading provider of content and technology solutions. The solution is initially being deployed across two offices in the UK. InterAction will support the firm’s growth in the UK, Germany, Russia and the […]

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Supreme Court ruling may have serious liability implications for lawyers Why do you hire a lawyer? To give advice, sure, but how far should that go and how much can you blame them when things go wrong? Two views on the scope of a solicitor’s duty were taken by the High Court and Court of […]

SFO triumphs in Tchenguiz costs battle

Another battle in the long-running war between the high-profile Tchenguiz brothers and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has been fought and this time the SFO has come out on top. The brothers have been battling the agency since their arrest in 2011. They are seeking damages for trespass, wrongful arrest and malicious prosecution. Now Robert […]

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Bakers to open in Brisbane with Clayton Utz and Allens hires

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