Firms should take time and resist merger mania

Sign in or register to continue reading.

Gain access to the latest news from The Lawyer.com, our jobs board, career insight and much more.

Register now to The Lawyer to access our latest news stories, read selected briefings from key firms and gain essential careers insight to help you make the most of your current and future roles.

Contact Us: if you have any questions regarding your subscription, call us on +44 (0)20 7292 3716 or email us at customerservices@thelawyer.com

Register now

Having problems?

Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3716 | email: customerservices@thelawyer.com

If you are looking for our Jobs site, please click here 

Latest Briefings

The Commercial Agents Regulations: a step behind the times?

By Alex Williamson The Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 (the Regulations) are 25 years old this year. An evaluation by the European Commission concluded in 2015 that the underlying Commercial Agents Directive (the Directive) still met its objectives and functioned well. However, a recent Court of Appeal decision has shown that the legislation is struggling to […]

Exclusion clauses under the spotlight: UCTA reasonableness

By Perran Jervis In decisions handed down one day apart, the Court of Appeal concluded that a far-reaching exclusion clause which limited liability for negligence was reasonable under the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 (UCTA), whereas an exclusion clause in a lease (in the form of a non-reliance clause) was not. The decisions emphasise that […]

Currency, cost calculations and contractual clarity

Walker Morris’ Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution, Gwendoline Davies, highlights the importance of dealing comprehensively and clearly with matters of currency and calculation in cross-border contracts…

Belgian draft Trade Secrets Act: opportunities for the life sciences sector

On 8 June 2016, the EU Trade Secrets Directive was adopted. The main purpose of the Directive was to harmonise and enhance the protection of trade secrets EU-wide and to thus create an innovation-friendly environment for businesses. The EU Member States had to implement this Directive by 9 June 2018. Belgium missed the deadline, but […]

Recommended

Litigation Personal Injury 26/7/99

Jordan Ovenden v North Essex Health Authority (1999) QBD (Burton J) 1 July 1999Claimant: Male, new-born at date of accident; 7 years old at date ofsettlement.Incident: The claimant was born at the defendant’s hospital in January1992. Just six weeks later he suffered an intracranial haemorrhage. Hebrought an action alleging that he could have avoided injury […]

Lee & Pembertons poaches CLA's agricultural specialist

Lee & Pembertons has taken on the Country Landowners Association’s (CLA)chief legal adviser to strengthen its agricultural team.Anita Symington will join the leading private client firm, based inLondon, as a partner in September.She has been chief legal adviser at the CLA for three years. She wasformerly a private client partner at Lovell White Durrant before […]

In brief: Coudert Brothers

Coudert Brothers is understood to be holding merger talks with leading Belgian law firm Coppens Van Ommeslaghe & Faures. Coppens lost itsinternational capability when the Punder group dissolved last year.US-based international firm Couderts has recently been linked to German lawfirm Schurmann & Partners.

Time to make a decision on MDPs

A decision on MDPs will have to be made by the Law Society, hopefullysooner rather than later, although it is fair to say that the Law Societycannot have been much helped by the poor response to the discussion paper.The arguments continue, but all have a common thread. On one side of thedebate are the traditional […]

Irwin Mitchell sweeps up Challinors' medical team

regionalrival Challinors Lyon Clark.The seven-strong team, which includes partners Richard Follis and LisaJordan, joins the clinical negligence unit at Irwin Mitchell’s Birminghamoffice to more than double its size.The move makes Irwin Mitchell the leading medical negligence practice inthe Midlands, and with 10 partners working in the field nationally, itbecomes one of the most significant firms.The […]

In-House & Private Practice Legal Jobs

Stay up-to-date with the latest opportunities on The Lawyer Careers. Each month, more than 8,000 legal roles are added to our site - we'll bring you the best opportunities out there.

Get Started

Register now to The Lawyer to access our latest news stories, read selected briefings from key firms and gain essential careers insight to help you make the most of your current and future roles.

Contact Us: if you have any questions regarding your subscription, call us on +44 (0)20 7292 3716 or email us at customerservices@thelawyer.com

Register now

Having problems?

Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3716 | email: customerservices@thelawyer.com

If you are looking for our Jobs site, please click here