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Where we are now with e-conveyancing and electronic mortgage deeds?

By Christina Gill In a consultation paper published in August 2018 the Law Commission has sought to address legal uncertainty surrounding the electronic execution of documents, which is causing practical problems in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven business world. For example, whilst basic contracts can be validly formed without any documentation or formality, other contracts and legal documents must comply with […]

Guide to implement new internship rules in Romania

By Amalia Surugiu, Amalia Surugiu The internship contract is an alternative tool by which a company provides a student or trainee the opportunity to work in the company to gain theoretical and practical knowledge in a specific field, with a view to possible employment after the internship is complete. The template documents necessary to put […]

Writing a will in British Virgin Islands – An overview

By Fraser Allister This briefing note provides an overview of the process and legal considerations for a person who is not domiciled in the British Virgin Islands to write a will dealing with his or her shareholding in a British Virgin Islands company. It is not legal advice and it should not be relied upon as […]

New regulations for HMO landlords for obtaining licences

New government regulations came into force in England on 1 October requiring all new and existing landlords of Houses in Multiple Occupation (“HMO’s”) to obtain licences for their properties. Government estimates suggest that the Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Prescribed Description) (England) Order 2018 will extend the existing licensing regime to 170,000 additional HMO’s.

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Survey looks at attitudes to Aids patients

LEGAL aid lawyers in England and Wales are being asked this week to take part in a survey to test how people with Aids and HIV are being treated by the legal system. All 10,000 legal aid firms are being sent the forms as part of a European Union project to examine ways of ending […]

Litigation Personal Injury 07/01/97

Drake v Langdale – QBD, 12 November 1996 Claimant: Leslie Drake, 3Incident: Medical negligence Injuries: Claimant, father of two, left severely brain damaged after family doctor allegedly failed to treat him properly during an acute asthma attack. Incident took place 10 years ago after the claimant, a former Royal Marine and trainee electrician at the […]

Effective Advocacy, Noel Shaw, Sweet & Maxwell £12.95

It is surprising a book of this kind has not been published before. The court experience that a novice advocate receives during pupillage varies considerably in quantity and quality, so that the first months of exposure to a tribunal of law can be famously painful. Noel Shaw’s text is not a legal treatise; instead, it […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 07/01/97

Unfair trial where defendant is forced to incriminate himself Ernest Saunders v The United Kingdom, Application No 19187/91 (1994) Court: ECHR (R Bernhardt, President and Judges Thor Vilhjalmsson, F Golcuklu, L-E Pettiti, B Walsh, A Spielmann, J De Meyer, N Valticos, SK Martens, E Palm, R Pekkanen, AN Loizou, JM Morenilla, Sir John Freeland, L […]

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