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Adverse costs awards: Ignore open offer at your purse’s peril

In the recent case of O’Reilly & Anor v Neville & Ors [2018] IEHC 228, the plaintiffs and defendants were parties to a building agreement for a dwelling house. The plaintiffs claimed various defects in the building works and ultimately sought damages for breach of contract. Following the hearing of the eleven-day trial, Mr Justice […]

Mozambique: Government go-ahead for spectrum auction

The Mozambique Government has recently published in the Official Gazette Resolution no. 12/2018, of April 25, determining the authorisation for the launch of an auction procedure for the grant of rights of use of radio frequencies in the 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2600MHz bands. The base bidding prices shall be set by a Joint Order to […]

New compulsory Bermuda bye-law filing requirements

The Companies Amendment Act, 2018, which is deemed to have come into operation on 21 March 2018, amends the Companies Act, 1981 as regards the filing of information contained in bye-laws and applies to all Bermuda companies having a share capital. Under transitional provisions, all such companies will have a period of six months from […]

Polish law considerations: advance amount versus earnest money

This article is to discuss legal issues that may arise under Polish civil law in connection with the conclusion of a preliminary sale agreement and payment by the purchaser prior to execution of the final sale agreement of the amount which may be classified, depending on the parties’ decision, either as an earnest money (in […]

Poland reforms law to facilitate business activity

As of 30 April 2018, a package of five legal acts adopted on 6 March 2018 aimed at facilitating business activity entered into force in Poland. The legal acts are: Entrepreneurs Law Act;  Act on Ombudsman for Small and Medium-sized Entrepreneurs; Act on the rules for participation of foreign entrepreneurs and other foreign persons in […]

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2 Temple ADR service heralds retiring Lord Justice of Appeal's return to set

Commercial and common law set 2 Temple Gardens today launched its alternative dispute resolution (ADR) service with the return to chambers of retiring Lord Justice of Appeal The Rt Hon Sir Murray Stuart-Smith QC. Smith has been a Lord Justice of Appeal since 1998. During this time he has also been Commissioner for the Security […]

Perrin's View

Recent conversations with fellow managing partners lead me to believe that today’s most universally worrying law firm issue is not globalisation or merger strategy, but recruitment and retention of partners and staff. Nobody seems much concerned about where their next job is coming from, but many have difficulty attracting and keeping the right people. Some […]

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Morality in the profession. Joanne Feldman, described by the Daily Mail as “one of the country’s most successful lawyers”, told the paper how having a family has forced her to rethink the sort of cases she takes on. “I got a thrill out of manipulating language,” she wrote. Of her commercial lawyer husband she adds: […]

What's gone wrong with the LPC?

Stephen Nathanson says the Legal Practice Course must shed its vocational skin and focus on providing all entrants with professional education. Stephen Nathanson teaches at the University of Hong Kong and is a consultant to Nottingham Law School. The move by a group of City firms to enrol their law graduates on a tailor-made Legal […]

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