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Interrogatories – questions and answers time

Both legal practitioners and the general public alike are very much aware that litigation can be a time consuming and costly exercise, particularly in light of the lengthy delays for the hearing of trials and the subsequent length of time many trials run for. One particular tool favoured by the courts as a way to […]

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In M Hart Construction Ltd & Anor v Ideal Response Group Ltd [2018] the court refused to enforce two adjudicators’ decisions on the basis that there was no contract between the parties. There had not been an effective novation from an original contracting party.  The adjudicators therefore did not have jurisdiction to determine the disputes. Another […]

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Reforms are needed to the current company voluntary arrangement (CVA) process, according to both R3 and the British Property Federation (BPF). R3 (the trade association for the UK’s insolvency, restructuring, advisory, and turnaround professionals) has published a research report recommending a number of reforms to improve the effectiveness and reputation of CVAs. These include: Capping […]

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Job Watch: Singapore

Singapore is opening its doors to international firms, but what are the trends in the market right now? “Singapore is pretty hot at the moment and the legal market remains strong due to the significant growth in pan-regional projects, infrastructure and transactional work,” notes Keith Miskelly of Garfield Robbins. The opening up of the legal […]

Living Social legal chief jumps to King.com

The former international legal chief of deals website Living Social has taken up a new in-house role at online games developer King.com. Rob Miller, who has held top legal jobs at Skype and eBay in the past, joins two other in-house lawyers at King.com where he will report to CEO Riccardo Zacconi as chief legal […]

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