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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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Clamp-down on Soho clip joints

Westminster City Council is calling on MPs to approve its legal bid to curb the growth of “clip joints” on the streets of Soho. The authority made a fresh plea for support after three policemen were stabbed following a row which broke out when a customer objected to a £190 bar bill last month. Licensing […]

Costs Of Trial

Legal experts predict the Maxwell trial could cost the taxpayer up to £25 million, placing it among one of the most expensive cases to come to court. It has taken nearly three years from the arrest of Kevin and Ian Maxwell following a Serious Fraud Office investigation into the Maxwell media empire to reach court […]

London practitioner hit by u100,000 claim over visa

DEFUNCT south London partnership Graham Peries & Co has received another writ from a former client who claims the firm owes her almost u100,000 after it failed to return money lodged in support of a visa application. The firm, which has other cases pending against it, was last week also ordered to pay $69,979 to […]

Head-hunters train sights on finance sector

TOP IN-HOUSE lawyers from the financial sector are being targeted by a new head-hunting firm set up in the City. Hogarth Davies & Lloyd Executive Search includes a legal division which will seek out heads of department and their deputies. The company says its “fresh” approach to the recruitment of senior in-house lawyers will mirror […]

Tug of love body battle to High Court

Roger Pearson looks at two women’s dispute over the right to cremate The date has been set for a case in the High Court in which two women are fighting over the dead body of the man they loved. David Brinson died of pancreatic cancer in May at the age of 42. At the time […]

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