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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 Disciplinary Tribunals 08/04/97

William Henry Edwards, admitted 1962, struck off July 1987, refused restoration to the role and ordered to pay £556 costs. Edwards struck off after allegations substantiated that he failed to submit accountants reports pursuant to rules, wrongly drew client money, failed to maintain account books correctly, used client money for personal purposes, drew client money […]

Firms flock to Tyneside boom

Eversheds is in merger talks with 26-partner Newcastle firm Wilkinson Maughan, as the northern city faces a sudden influx of national firms. It is understood that both Dibb Lupton Alsop and Garretts are also looking to move into the city – in Dibb’s case, by taking over an existing firm. Davies Arnold Cooper and Russell […]

In brief: Sport and Law group links with Marathon

The British Association for Sport and Law is holding its annual conference – this year called “The Problems of Sport Outside the Stadia” – in conjunction with the London Marathon, for the first time. The organisers claimed they were the first to tackle the legal issues surrounding sporting events which take place on public highways […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 08/04/97

Negligence claim after wrong diagnosis of mental condition Spargo v North Essex District Health Authority (1997) CA (Nourse LJ, Brooke LJ and Waller LJ) 13/3/97 Summary: Plaintiff’s belief that injury was attributable to a mis-diagnosis constituted actual knowledge for purposes of Limitation Act 1980. She was fixed with constructive knowledge although her solicitor had not […]

Global plans for legal web site

Elizabeth Davidson reports AN ambitious plan to create a web site which will signpost every piece of legal information ever put on the Internet worldwide, has been hatched in Manchester. Business Legal Support, which provides training for lawyers and designs web sites, launched its World of Law site at the end of June. It aims […]

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