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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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Goodwin flies CL for UBS

Top Credit Lyonnais lawyer Jennifer Goodwin has defected to City bank competitor UBS, where she starts work this week. Goodwin was legal department head at Credit Lyonnais, where she oversaw both transactional and general head office legal matters. Goodwin is reporting in her new role as director to Gerald Thorburn, the UBS legal and transactional […]

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The Mercia Square shopping centre at Foregate St in Chester has been acquired for u9m by United Friendly, advised by Tucker Turner Kingsley Wood, from Standard Chartered Bank, advised by Stephenson Harwood.

Education 'in danger' from litigious trend

A LEADING academic lawyer has warned that the nation’s education process could suffer if the growing trend toward classroom litigation is not halted. The University of Buckingham’s vice dean of law, Jonathan Robinson, says caseload in the area has increased since the late 1980s when the introduction of new statutes and regulations created “a legalistic […]

LawNet sets up specialist insolvency unit

LAWNET has set up an insolvency unit to provide specialist expertise for clients. The unit comprises 19 lawyers, in 17 different locations, who will be pooling their knowledge. Christopher Whitamore, the group’s director of marketing, says: “There has been informal co-operation for some time but this gives members a more concrete base from which to […]

Bar urged to act on drink

AN ALCOHOLIC barrister is calling on the Bar Council to take action to deal with the increasing number of professionals addicted to drink. Her call is backed by a man who was forced to leave the profession through drink, and a barrister’s clerk. All three wish to remain anonymous. She says: “The Bar is very […]

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