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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.

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Law and accountants survey finds firms predicting gloom

Law and accountancy firms are predicting a gloomy year ahead despite enjoying significant growth in 1996, according to a recent survey. The survey of about 100 small and medium-sized legal and accountancy firms revealed that, although 62 per cent of respondents experienced growth of more than 10 per cent last year, none of them predict […]

ABA launches digital satellite service at Chicago Techshow

THE American Bar Association unveiled plans to launch “the first telecomputer for the legal industry” this Autumn, at the ABA section of Law Practice Management’s 11th Annual Techshow in Chicago last month. ABA-sponsored digital satellite technology will enable multimedia services, such as legal news, entertainment, legal education seminars and practice-specific information, to be broadcast to […]

Dancing to the new latin beat

The Mexican peso crisis sent investment levels in Latin America into freefall. But just over two years later, confidence is returning to the region – and lawyers are reporting an upturn in business. “The region is turning the corner,” observes Beatriz Pessoa de Araujo, the partner heading the Latin American desk at Baker & McKenzie’s […]

SPG denies links with US

There are no proposals for a joint venture between Solicitors Property Group and First American Title, as suggested in The Lawyer (22 April). However, Solicitors Property Group is always ready to discuss proposals which may be in the interest of its members. Later in the report, you quote First American director Brian Marson as suggesting […]

Electrician sues British Steel

A former electrician has been given the go-ahead to take his personal injury claim to the High Court. John Kirk, 64, claims his health was ruined after he was exposed to a “cocktail” of dust and fumes while working for British Steel at Appleby Plate Mills from 1958 to 1980. Mr Justice Potts has rejected […]

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