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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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Eversheds to keep up its Big Six talks

EVERSHEDS is in talks with accountancy practice KPMG as part of its “open-minded” strategy on a merger with a Big Six accountancy firm. The firm is in continuing talks with Big Six firm KPMG and is also believed to have been approached by Coopers & Lybrand, although talks presumably led nowhere because, in February this […]

Council seeks leave to appeal

The case of Welton v North Cornwall District Council will continue. Victoria and David Welton set up a holiday accommodation business turning a farm house in north Cornwall into a guest house which won a three crowns rating from the West Country Tourist Board. But they were threatened with closure following a visit from an […]

Emerging forces

With the New Year came a new name to the Danish legal scene: Plesner & Gronborg, the issue of a marriage between Copenhagen firms Koch-Nielsen & Gronborg and Plesner & Lunoe. A prime motivation behind the move was to entrench the firm in the country’s top league of practices. “We felt a number of foreign […]

Law firms rake it in on the investment market

Law firms are grabbing a bigger chunk of the investment management market with funds under management increasing by 30 per cent last year. Members of the Association of Solicitor Investment Managers (Asim) increased funds from £1.167bn just over a year ago to £1.599bn at the end of 1996. Scottish firm Murray Beith Murray topped the […]

Solicitor advocate is first to be awarded the red bag

A SOLICITOR advocate has become the first person from outside the Bar to be presented with a coveted “red bag” by a senior counsel in recognition of his outstanding advocacy skills. John Davis was presented with the embroidered bag by Rosamund Horwood-Smart QC, who led him in a recent international fraud case. Until now, red […]

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