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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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In brief: Appeal launched for Human Rights Centre

Amnesty International’s legal section has launched an appeal among lawyers to raise £500,000 to help pay for a new London-based Human Rights Centre. Donations should be sent to: The Human Rights Centre Appeal, c/o Peter Duffy QC, Essex Court Chambers, 24 Lincoln’s Inn Field, London WC2A 3ED.

In brief: TSG helpline gets short shrift

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In brief: LCD grants funding for CAB litigants' project

The Lord Chancellor’s Department is giving a grant to the Citizen’s Advice Bureau in the High Court to help it provide advice and assistance to litigants in person. The LCD will provide £84,500 to the scheme annually for the next three years. Twenty-two firms, mainly from the City, will provide solicitor volunteers to man the […]

Top 10 cases of 1997

Ian Hammond puts forward his selection of last year’s crop of leading professional negligence cases. Ian Hammond is a solicitor at Simmons & Simmons. 1 National Home Loans Corporation v Giffen Couch & Archer Giffen Couch acted for borrower and lender in relation to a re-mortgage. Prior to completion, it discovered that the existing mortgagee […]

Nabarros campaigns away from home

NABARRO Nathanson is the first law firm to advertise its services on another organisation’s Web site, as part of a multimedia advertising campaign. The firm launched the advert on The Lawyer’s home page last week. It is part of a 10-week campaign in the national and legal press, and at 16 separate London Underground sites. […]

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