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Selected provisions of terms & conditions for e-shops – Czech Republic

Terms and conditions are an indirect arrangement that entrepreneurs and consumers both encounter when engaging in transactions. The common denominator of terms and conditions is that they cannot be negotiated and only remain to be accepted or not. These days, when making a purchase online, the consumer usually acquaints themselves with the terms and conditions […]

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In brief: Alsops partner switches to Garrett & Co

One of the most senior partners in the northern operation of Alsop Wilkinson is leaving to join rivals Garrett & Co. Manchester-based corporate finance lawyer Tim Hamilton has given notice and expects to leave next summer after 11 years with Alsop Wilkinson. “I am looking forward to joining Garrett & Co,” he said. “It will […]

Law Society backs tenants over claims

TENANTS fighting disrepair cases should be exempted from January’s increase in the small claims limit to £3,000, says the Law Society. The Lord Chancellor’s decision to increase the limit in line with Lord Woolf’s Access to Justice report has met with lukewarm response from Chancery Lane. Suzanne Burn, secretary of the civil litigation committee, said […]

Ethics on agenda at in-house conference

IN-HOUSE lawyers will this week discuss the conflict between legal ethics and achieving company goals at the second annual conference of the American Corporate Counsel Association’s European chapter. The conference, at London’s Conrad Hotel, Chelsea Harbour, on Monday and Tuesday, will tackle the sustainable ethics in corporate practice. Susie Flook, UK representative on the chapter’s […]

Bar accuses Apil of rushing fee deal

PERSONAL injury barristers have broken ranks with the NewsBar to agree compromise conditional fee terms of engagement despite concern in some quarters that they are being rushed into it. The model agreement was unveiled on Friday by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, which described it as “a major step towards the smooth implementation of […]

Jones Day sets up Indian association

INTERNATIONAL firm Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue has established a presence in India only months after lawyers in the country launched legal action aimed at banishing foreign practitioners. But the firm, which will work through an associated office of its partner Jai Pathak, is unlikely to face such fierce opposition from protectionist local lawyers, averting […]

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