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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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Brick Court dominates with 25 per cent hike in turnover

The Lawyer’s preliminary findings of chambers’ turnovers for 2002-03 show that Brick Court is once again leading the field with another 25 per cent hike to £38.75m. Having claimed top spot last year with a 25 per cent rise to £31m, the set has once again outstripped the growth of its rivals. Brick Court attributes […]

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Subjudice asked if she could go to the after-school homework club please, only I’d have to hurry as places are limited. I said yes, although Subjudice has never shown much enthusiasm for homework in the past. “But everyone’s doing it, Mum,” she said. “I’d miss out if I didn’t.” Then Deminimus started coming home from […]

Martineaus loses education head to Pinsents

Pinsents’ Birmingham office has hired the head of Martineau Johnson’s education unit Nicola Hart to head its new universities practice. She has been a partner at Martineaus since 1995.

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Tulkinghorn is still full a week after his outing to the Variety Club’s legal event at the Dorchester, an occasion positively groaning with lawyers and fine food. With dishes prepared by chefs from the likes of Zuma, the Cinnamon Club and the Greenhouse, the crowd was absolutely sated. The Variety Club’s cunning plan was to […]

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