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After months of preparing for GDPR, unfortunately the work does not stop now that the regulation has been implemented. Elements of the GDPR will require ongoing review and action. See our checklist below to make sure you are up to speed with your ongoing trustee GDPR obligations…

An easement or a lease – the court decides

By Deborah Gordon Brown and Michael Callaghan The High Court has decided that a document purporting to grant a lease of a right of way in fact created an easement. Background An easement is a right over one property that benefits another property, such as a right of way or a right to use a […]

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This is the first in a series of articles by Schoenherr focusing on efficiency in arbitration. The series explores various tools that serve to improve the efficiency of any given arbitration and so achieve a favourable outcome without wasting resources. But before exploring those tools we need to determine what efficient arbitration actually means…

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Microsoft targets firms

Fennell Betson reports Major US software house Microsoft has launched its package for the legal market. Based on its Office suite of applications, it includes access to LawTel, an on-line database of 13,000 case summaries, and to the CompuForms electronic legal forms service. Microsoft business development manager Charles Emes says that law firms are “power […]

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