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Covid-19 litigation update

New Practice Direction 51ZA Extension of Time Limits and Clarification of PD51Y Almost three weeks ago saw the publication of the 118th Practice Direction Update to the Civil Procedure Rules. This new practice direction, namely practice Direction 51ZA, sought to revise the usual procedures for the extension of time limits and to provide clarification on […]

Non-contact business landscape

The current coronavirus pandemic has made physical business meetings difficult. This guide covers 10 jurisdictions, providing an overview of electronic contracting, governance and procedural possibilities, focusing on selected key areas.

Legal responsibilities of (web) hosting providers – Instagram, Facebook and Youtube

In the digitalized world order, many needs and topics such as communication, socialization, and information are provided through the internet environment. Contents, data and information are transmitted over the internet and made available by transmission. The increasing use of the Internet every day and the widening of its usage areas brought along the necessity of […]

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VAT man faces £5 billion bill

In terms of its size, the practice of Hugh Mainprice, based in Victoria, London, is very small – a three-strong team headed by barrister-turned solicitor Mainprice and his barrister daughter Clare. But size does not always equate with status and that of Mainprice and his team is second to none in the heady world of […]

Teething troubles

Pressure from some larger City firms has brought forward the review of the Legal Practice Course. The results of the review, which has just started, will be implemented in the LPC starting in September 1997. The LPC was introduced in September 1993. It represents change (and was deliberately designed to do so) and some of […]

Fladgate Fielder checks in Regal deal

Fladgate Fielder has completed its biggest City deal by advising Regal Hotels on acquiring 60 hotels from Forte for £122 million. The transaction, completed last week, is the high point of an impressive foray into corporate finance which Fladgates launched three years ago. The firm has boosted corporate work fee income from £950,000 to nearly […]

Reunited Thompson brothers form UK personal injury giant

AFTER nearly 22 years apart, Robin Thompson & Partners and Brian Thompson & Partners reunited last week to create the largest personal injury firm in the UK. The two firms were separated for “administrative reasons” when their founders, the Thompson brothers, retired in 1974. Robin Thompson’s son, David Thompson, will chair the new partnership with […]

They're down. Now they want out

“When I joined the profession I had ideals – now I feel as though all I do is shuffle assets in one form or another from one place to another in the most appropriate and beneficial way for my clients. Some days I wonder what I am doing and I certainly wonder how I can […]

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