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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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Cripps ties up network

South east firm Cripps Harries Hall has finalised its u500,000 network. The firm has bought around 170 terminals and PCs for use across its four offices in West Kent and East Sussex. DEC supplied the hardware is from DEC while software has been tailored by Edinburgh-based accounts and practice management supplier HG Usher. Cripps was […]

Property

Andover-based Hostmead Developments, advised by DJ Freeman, has concluded a pre-let agreement for a new distribution warehouse facility with Londis (Holdings), advised by Beveridge Ross & Prevezer. The investment, with a u7.5m value on completion, has been forward sold to Barclays Bank Staff Pension Fund, advised by Lovell White Durrant.

Kirklees solicitor fills Lewisham top job

LEWISHAM Borough Council has appointed former Kirklees solicitor Judith Barnes as head of legal services. Barnes has been brought to London from her position as assistant head to fill the post which was empty for more than two years. Hired to lead the Direct Service Organisation (DSO) in future bidding against the private sector, Barnes […]

Notts practice makes French connection

NOTTINGHAM-based firm Browne Jacobson has opened a joint London office with French practice Azema Sells. The office, based in Aldwych House, includes a partner from each firm – Browne Jacobson’s Gareth Edwards and Azema Sells’ Peter Sells – and additional fee earners and support staff. The two firms will work on joint projects from the […]

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Crisis over recruitment

The profession is facing a serious issue which the members of the Council of the Law Society continue to ignore. Thousands of students who have passed solicitors’ finals or the LPC have been unable to secure articles. The society’s own research shows that it is extremely difficult to find articles. White people have only a […]

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