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SEBI introduces exemptions for companies undergoing insolvency

By Ashwin Bishnoi, Rohit Ambast Between 31 May to 1 June, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) amended a number of securities regulations to provide certain dispensations for listed companies undergoing the corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (IBC). These amendments follow SEBI’s discussion paper of March […]

Case Study: Appleby Hope & Matthews improve productivity with ALB

By Norman Turvey Appleby Hope & Matthews had been AlphaLaw users for many years, and had reached the limits of being able to take the software any further. In order to maximise efficiencies and ensure their software would be able to meet their needs in the future, the decision was taken to review their current system […]

GDPR risks for retailers

By Jeanette Burgess, Gwendoline Davies Much of the focus in the retail and legal press in recent months has been on the eye-watering level of fines which data protection regulators can impose for infringements of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation. However in this mini-series Walker Morris’ Heads of Regulatory & Compliance and […]

Swiss Lower House approves corporate tax reform

By Maurus Winzap, Robert Desax On 12 September 2018, the Swiss National Council (Lower House– Nationalrat – Conseil national) approved the revised version for a corporate tax reform (“Tax Proposal 17”). It is based on the Government’s proposal issued in March 2017 and on the version negotiated in the Upper House (Ständerat – Conseil des États) in […]

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With PI rates remaining within reach for the majority of law firms, Sandra Neilson-Moore fights the corner for a commercial insurance market when the ARP is scrapped in 2013 The renewal season for solicitors’ professional indemnity (PI) insurance is about to begin again in earnest. Sensible firms of all sizes should be considering their alternatives. […]

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Firms agonise over pitching as NHS squeezes panel rates

Low partner rates have emerged as a key issue in a panel review for one of the NHS’s largest consortia covering London and the Midlands. Submissions for Health-Trust Europe’s London ­Procurement Programme, which will provide legal services to around 60 NHS trusts across London, the West Midlands and parts of southern England, closed on 22 […]

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Nabarro adds ‘softer’ element to partner pay

Nabarro has increased its emphasis on soft factors such as keeping clients happy and sourcing new work when slicing up equity to partners. The firm is currently carrying out its regular review of the equity structure, which it carries out every five or six years. Senior partner Simon Johnston said the firm was upping its […]

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SJ Berwin admits fault for student all-nighter

he Lawyer’s exclusive story last week about the SJ Berwin summer student who was ’asked’ to work until the early hours of the morning has divided ­opinion across all levels of the legal sector. Aspiring trainee and ­former president of the ­University of Manchester student law society Kyle Soo said: “One crucial aspect of a […]

Supreme Court refuses further appeal in Baby P sacking case

The Supreme Court has refused Haringey Council permission to appeal an earlier decision that found the authority’s former director of children’s services was unlawfully dismissed. Then secretary of state for children, schools and families Ed Balls  dismissed Sharon Shoesmith from her position in December 2008 over her handling of the Baby P case. Earlier this […]

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