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SRA provides some breathing space for law firms struggling to obtain PI cover

By Zarina Lawley The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) recently published a useful Q&A article on their website which we recommend all law firms take the time to read. It summarises some of the most common queries the SRA has received from solicitors about their rules and the potential impact of Coronavirus. The article discusses professional […]

New transparency measures in the public procurement field

1. Background Despite the constant update of the public procurement legal framework, the Romanian authorities have signalled several issues related to the public procurement contracts granted to certain companies, in circumstances which are not able to comply, in all cases, with the general principles of transparency and equal treatment. Thus, in order to ensure the […]

Montenegro: Insight into the New Companies Act

The new Montenegrin Companies Act which entered into force on 11 July 2020, is an innovative and thoroughgoing codification of Montenegrin Corporate Law. The legislator opted for a comprehensive legal instrument which, compared to the previous law, contains more detailed and exhaustive rules determining the establishment, management, restructuring, termination and functioning of business entities.

Coronavirus Digest no. 2: Patents and other intellectual property rights

Second volume of the Digest prepared by PLMJ and Inventa International on the crossover between the area of intellectual property and the challenges of COVID-19, especially regarding patents and utility models, as well as all the information on the path to obtaining a vaccine.



SJ Berwin advised vending organisation Provend Group on its £22m flotation on the London Stock Exchange. Osborne Clarke advised Henderson Crosthwaite

CPS lawyer forces union vote

A FORMER CPS prosecutor has launched an unprecedented electoral challenge for the leadership of the top civil servant’s union. Tony Engel, who retired recently as a crown prosecutor after eight years with the CPS, has launched his bid to replace Baroness Elizabeth Symons as head of the Association of First Division Civil Servants (FDA) with […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 18/02/97

Richard Hillman Vickers, admitted 1969, practising at material time as RH Vickers, Middlesborough, suspended pending compliance with direction of Solicitors Complaints Bureau and ordered to pay £1,332 costs. Allegations substantiated he failed to comply with direction of Complaints Bureau in that he failed to provide up-to-date information about missing deeds. John Michael Davies, 49, admitted […]

Freshfields associate quits for SJ Berwin in Brussels

A PARIS lawyer has lodged a complaint with the European Commission against the UK and Guernsey over her treatment at the hands of a Guernsey magistrates’ court. Monique Fauchon claims she was wrongfully refused permission to address Guernsey Magistrates’ Court last summer when she was representing a French fisherman who was fined £10,000 for illegally […]

Technology seminars

Technology for Business is holding seminars to discuss the use of IT within law firms. The company will demonstrate its case management and voice recognition systems on 27 February in London and 20 March in Ipswich. For details of these and other seminars around the UK, call 01932 781120.

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