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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 […]

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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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Argles takes pole position as First Choice employment firm

South East firm Argles Stoneham Burstows has strengthened its relationship with FTSE 250 holiday company First Choice by gaining an enhanced role as employment law adviser. Previously, Hammond Suddards Edge advised First Choice on employment issues. Hammonds will continue to advise on Manchester-generated employment work but Argles will provide employment advice for the Gatwick business, […]

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Gateley Wareing has appointed Mike Ward (left) as its new head. Corporate partner Ward has taken over from Brendan McGeever (right) who has stepped down and will return to full-time fee earning. Under the firm’s strategy there is no managing partner and Ward will manage the firm’s six-lawyer management board.

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it is a fact that we now have more than 40 US law firms in the UK and, therefore, an even higher demand for paralegals. It is also a fact that US firms tend to pay paralegals higher salaries than UK firms. But the question is, why? What are the facts and the myths? Some […]

Bevan Ashford partners complete Cardiff MBO

Bristol firm looks east as it targets London and opens in Birmingham Bevan Ashford’s Cardiff partners have completed a management buyout (MBO) of the office. Former partners Nigel Morgan, Jonathan Fernandez Lewis and Christopher Mayers completed the MBO last week. The new firm will be known as MLM Morgan Lewis Mayers. Associate David King will […]

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