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New rules governing online sale of medicinal products in Romania

The online sale of pharmaceutical products in Romania has been on the rise in recent years. This strengthening trend can be attributed to the growth of online purchases in Romania in general and to the fact that, until recently, the law left room for interpretation in this area.  Recent amendments to the laws governing the sale of […]

Ireland: new Coroners Bill aims to modernise the law and address maternal deaths

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, published the Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2018 on 2 August 2018 with the aim of significantly clarifying, strengthening and modernising the law relating to the reporting of deaths to coroners. The Bill, once enacted, will amend the Coroners Act 1962. The Bill allows for a wider scope of […]

Helping customers to help themselves: How technology can help

Banking litigation experts Rob Aberdein and Justin Coley from Walker Morris’ Lender Services team explain how lenders and law firms can harness new technology and debt management solutions to offer an enhanced customer journey and improved lender/borrower relationships. 

Construction: can a company in liquidation refer a dispute to adjudication?

The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has delivered a significant judgment in Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd v Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (in Liquidation) [2018] EWHC 2043 (TCC) where the company seeking to refer a dispute to adjudication was in liquidation. The substance of the dispute related to the contractor’s claim for payment allegedly due for […]

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Simmons & Simmons has become the second firm to benefit from the closure of Nixon Peabody’s Paris office, picking up private equity partner Noro-Lanto Ravisy. Ravisy’s hire follows last week’s news that Nixon Peabody public law specialist Olivier de Chazeaux was joining Stephenson Harwood (13 February 2013). The US firm announced in December that it […]

Supreme Court decision: powers of attorneys submitted to banks

In a recent and unusual Supreme Court decision, it was held that where several powers of attorneys (giving authority to different individuals) are submitted to a bank at different times, the last power of attorney submitted to the bank would automatically revoke all previous powers of attorneys regardless of whether or not the bank was […]

Fidelity policy

In this briefing, the claimant is a money exchange company and the defendant an insurance company. The claimant signed an insurance policy with the defendant to cover any loss resulting solely and directly from dishonest or fraudulent acts by employees. The Branch Manager received a request from an unlisted client (“Branch Manager”), for a bankers […]

Firms ponder third-party funding for WIP

Third-party litigation funders stand by to fill the gap on case running costs As the implementation of the Jackson reforms moves closer, some firms are considering how best to make use of the contingency fee model, or damages-based agreements (DBAs), as they are to be known in the UK. The new model is intended to […]

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39 Essex Street’s reassuring price tag

The stream of defections from 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square to 39 Essex Street continues today, with news of former head of chambers Richard Spearman QC’s move. Spearman’s departure follows that of 24 other 4-5 Gray’s Inn barristers, who left the set to join 39 Essex Street in December. The exodus made 39 Essex Street London’s […]

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