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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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Freshfields boosts Paris office with London heavyweight.

Freshfields is to boost its corporate practice in Paris by flying in a heavyweight from its London office. Gavin Darlington, the former head of the corporate department, is to move to Paris on 1 May. A spokeswoman for the firm says Darlington’s move is designed to underline the importance of continental Europe in developing the […]

Iron Trades reveals its mystery panel advisers

Berrymans Lace Mawer and Jacksons are the two firms appointed by Iron Trades to help narrow down its insurance panel. Last week The Lawyer revealed that the insurance giant had already cut down its 40-strong panel by half and was taking advice from two “mystery” firms. David Evans, senior partner at Berrymans’ Liverpool office, has […]

Apil launches personal injury law college

A new college of personal injury law is to be set up with the aim of improving the quality of public service and on-going training among personal injury lawyers. The college, to be launched on 5 May, is the latest move by a sector group to introduce quality controls in preparation for the Access to […]

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Thomas Stephen Burridge v Blighline (1999) QBD (Wright J) 26 March 1999 Plaintiff: Male, married, 38 years old at date of accident; 44 years old at date of trial. Incident: On 30 July 1994, the plaintiff, along with two colleagues, was moving a large display freezer at a supermarket. The freezer, weighing about one tonne, […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Stephan Herridge

What subject(s) did you fail at school? All the sciences. What was your first job? Washer up in the kitchens at Debenhams. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £9,500. What would you have done if you hadn’t been a lawyer? Senior washer up at Debenhams. What was your most satisfying professional moment? […]

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