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New rules governing online sale of medicinal products in Romania

The online sale of pharmaceutical products in Romania has been on the rise in recent years. This strengthening trend can be attributed to the growth of online purchases in Romania in general and to the fact that, until recently, the law left room for interpretation in this area.  Recent amendments to the laws governing the sale of […]

Ireland: new Coroners Bill aims to modernise the law and address maternal deaths

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, published the Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2018 on 2 August 2018 with the aim of significantly clarifying, strengthening and modernising the law relating to the reporting of deaths to coroners. The Bill, once enacted, will amend the Coroners Act 1962. The Bill allows for a wider scope of […]

Helping customers to help themselves: How technology can help

Banking litigation experts Rob Aberdein and Justin Coley from Walker Morris’ Lender Services team explain how lenders and law firms can harness new technology and debt management solutions to offer an enhanced customer journey and improved lender/borrower relationships. 

Construction: can a company in liquidation refer a dispute to adjudication?

The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has delivered a significant judgment in Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd v Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (in Liquidation) [2018] EWHC 2043 (TCC) where the company seeking to refer a dispute to adjudication was in liquidation. The substance of the dispute related to the contractor’s claim for payment allegedly due for […]

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Seemingly unabashed by a string of doomed romances, serial seducer Ralph Baxter is back. As reported on the TheLawyer.com today, the Orrick chairman is locked in talks about a potential tie-up with US firm Akin Gump (see story). If successful the combined firm would have more than 1,800 lawyers and a turnover of around $1.8bn. […]

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Clydes link-up gives ALMT impetus for Delhi launch

Clyde & Co’s India-based alliance firm ALMT Legal is to open an office in Delhi in a effort to expand its international practice. Clydes chief executive Peter Hasson said: “The relationship with [us] has given ALMT the confidence to make [this] investment.” Clydes announced its alliance with ALMT last year (The Lawyer, 4 June 2009). […]

Beachcroft dynamic duo retain top roles

Beachcroft managing partner Paul Murray has been elected to his post for a second five-year term following an uncontested election earlier this month. Simon Hodson, the firm’s senior partner, has also been re-elected. Under their joint leadership Beachcroft has seen turnover rise by 46 per cent, from £89.7m during 2004-05 to £131m in 2009-10. This […]

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