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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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Osborne Clarke’s Belgian ally revamps management team

Osborne Clarke’s Belgian alliance firm De Wolf & Partners has elected a three-strong management committee. The firm has named Yves Tavernier, who joined De Wolf last year from DLA Piper (1 March 2011) as its new managing partner. Name partner Patrick De Wolf will be the firm’s senior partner, responsible for strategy and international development, […]

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The Portuguese government is set to privatise the country’s remaining crown jewels, providing work for lawyers in a tough year This time last year Portuguese lawyers were bracing themselves for turmoil, and turmoil duly arrived, with the country one of the hardest-hit jurisdictions in the ongoing eurozone crisis. The Portuguese economy is expected to contract […]

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Maclay Murray & Spens LLPs reveal cost of Glasgow move

Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens saw its profits dip during the 2010-11 financial year, while the firm took on more debt following an office move. Turnover at the firm in 2010-11 was £47.3m, down from £52.3m in 2009-10. Likewise, operating profit at the firm was down, from £15.1m to £13m. Average profit per partner […]

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A fixed deal for fixed share partners

The concept of partnership has been transformed in the post-Legal Services Act world, says Michelle Chance in response to today’s Appeal Court ruling in Tiffin v Lester Aldridge LLP LLPs can breathe a sigh of relief today, safe in the knowledge that the Court of Appeal’s decision in Tiffin v Lester Aldridge LLP has clarified […]

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