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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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There has been a steady rise in the number and value of negligence awards against the medical profession recently. Although not yet reaching the heights of certain libel actions, they are becoming inflated and inconsistent – a situation that could damage healthcare, burden the taxpayer, give false hopes to plaintiffs and snowball as lawyers take […]

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Simmons & Simmons advised tobacco company Gallaher Group on its demerger from American Brands and related listing on the London Stock Exchange. It also acted as UK counsel for American Brands. Chadbourne & Parke advised on US law and Freshfields advised Morgan Stanley

Success lies in streamlining Law Society

As we explore better ways for the solicitors’ profession to run itself, we are compelled to confront a paradox. Solicitors expect (rightly) to have a growing say in the decisions which affect their profession and its future. But commercial pressures mean that fewer solicitors feel able to spare the time to take part in making […]

Not actuary their fault

Your lead story, which was headlined: “SIF shortfall now nearly £500m” (10 June 1997) reminded me of the slings and arrows that can befall even the most seasoned of election campaigners. Let us be clear as we enter another contested presidential election: the indemnity problem (an understatement, I know) is no more the fault of […]

In brief: Firm makes two paralegals associates

Shakespeares Solicitors’ has appointed two paralegals – Steve Stevenson and Mike Radford – as associates to mark their seniority. Shakespeares’ managing partner Andrew Argyle said the pair had made an outstanding contribution and he personally supported a change in Law Society regulations to allow paralegals to progress further and become partners. “If someone is making […]

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