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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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Stipes come under scrutiny

A NEW working party has been set up by the Lord Chancellor to examine the role of the stipendiary magistracy. The party has been established after a recommendation from the Royal Commission on Criminal Justice, which said there should be a more systematic approach to the role of stipendiary magistrates. The Magistrates’ Association also proposed […]

US firm bows out in wake of increased costs

US FIRM Lord Day & Lord, Barrett Smith decided to dissolve this week in the face of mounting costs. The news will affect many Lloyd’s Names who comprise much of the firm’s client base. Some 55 Lord Day fee earners – including the entire corporate team and half its litigators – will join Morgan Lewis […]

Agreeing transatlantic compensation

Roger Pearson looks ahead A case is in the pipe-line which promises to turn into a fascinating transatlantic dispute over inter-activity between our High Court and the US courts. It centres on an award of $2.9 million compensation to widow Julie Hardy in respect of the death of her husband, Stephen, on 15 August 1991 […]

Bar hit by subs shortfall

Bar Council finances have been hit once again by barristers’ non-payment of subscriptions, which left a hole of some u157,000 in the Bar’s budgeted subscription income of u2 million for the year April 1993 to April 1994. But according to the draft accounts to be discussed at last weekend’s Bar Council meeting, total income deficit […]

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