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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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Hong Kong partners go separate ways

FIVE of Hong Kong firm Hampton Winter and Glynn’s 11 partners have left or are currently in the process of leaving the practice. The firm, which lost its two shipping partners Nicholas Mallard and Nigel Binnersley to London firm Hill Taylor Dickinson, has lost senior commercial partner Tim Gallie. Also leaving the firm is partner […]

Ombudsman dresses down LAB

DEFECTIVE communication, mishandled correspondence and a complacent attitude to complaints are all highlighted in an ombudsman’s report on the Legal Aid Board. The Parliamentary Ombudsman William Reid has given the LAB a severe telling-off in his annual report. Last year 53 complaints about the LAB were referred to him by MPs, just one less than […]

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Czech association marks new era

The British Czech and Slovak Law Association has appointed a new president and chair to take it into a “new kind of relationship” with the European republics. At its annual general meeting this month, attended by the Czech and Slovak ambassadors together with their diplomatic staff, Professor Roy Goode and Stephen Rayner, of Rayner, De […]

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