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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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European Informatics Market

A British IT group is to enquire into proposed European legislation which would affect payments between banks. Eurim (European Informatics Market) is canvassing around 1,000 companies for their views on the proposals – which will affect all money transfers. Among other issues, the proposals aim to identify originators of transactions.

Norwich firm appoints director

Leathes Prior of Norwich has appointed a partnership director for the first time. A former finance director with AT&T Istel, Philip Day left Booth & Co in Leeds, where he was director of finance and administration, to take up the post. Leathes Prior, Norwich’s third largest firm, says the appointment was made to help the […]

Firm opens limited law company

YORKSHIRE lawyer Philip Hamer has unveiled plans to open a new limited legal company in the burgeoning northern law centre of Sheffield. Hamer, managing partner of Hull-based practice Philip Hamer & Co, will head the company as managing director after its opening next month. A separate entity to the Hull firm, the company, Philip Hamer […]

Asim boosts membership intake

The Association of Solicitor Investment Managers (Asim) has accepted three new full members and now boasts more than 50 firms. Batten & Co of Yeovil, Brachers of Maidstone, and Wilsons of Salisbury have all taken on investment managers and are capitalising on strong private client departments. Asim now has 20 full members with combined portfolios […]

Lawyers form group to fight changes feared in High Court debt moves

LAWYERS have united in a new body to fight expected Government moves to shift High Court smaller debt proceedings to the County Court. The High Court Users’ Association for Commercial Debt, will lobby the Lord Chancellor to retain the High Court facility for issuing proceedings for debts of up to u5,000. The association, whose members […]

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