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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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Litigation Writs 25/07/95

– A Winchester couple whose home was damaged by a fire said to have spread from replaced electricity equipment are taking Southern Electric to the High Court. Peter and Jane Clarke, of Wonston, Winchester, Hampshire, accuse Southern El

Merged chambers gets all mod cons

CENTRAL heating and showers are among the new facilities barristers in a newly merged chambers can enjoy since moving into their refurbished home. Fergus Mitchell’s 2 Dr Johnson’s Buildings set is an amalgamation of his former 3 Dr Johnson’s Buildings chambers and 4 King’s Bench Walk. The merger took place some time ago, but the […]

Walker Morris seals £530m paints deal

LEEDS-based Walker Morris carried off the biggest deal handled by a law firm outside the City when it advised paints group Kalon in the £530 million purchase of Euridep. The transaction is the biggest of four in which Walker Morris guided several Yorkshire companies which bought and sold businesses worth nearly £570 million. Managing partner […]

Firms look to stay Lloyd's trials in hope of settlement

Solicitors acting for Lloyd’s Names action groups whose court actions start in the next few months are applying for adjournments of their trials in order to await more details of the Lloyd’s Corporation’s £2.8 billion settlement plan. At least three action groups applied last week to adjourn, including the 1,250-member Wellington Names group, advised by […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 25/07/95

WILLIAM MALCOLM ADAMSON, 49, admitted 1972 and DAVID HEWITT, 43, admitted 1975, practised in partnership as Malcolm Adamson & Co, Heywood, Lancashire, struck off and reprimanded respectively and ordered to pay costs of £3,399 (Adamson 80 per cent and Hewitt 20 per cent). Allegations substantiated they failed to keep properly written accounts and wrongly drew […]

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