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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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Summit merges in-house teams for Woolf

MOTORING insurance company Summit at Lloyd’s has integrated its in-house and claims-handling teams. The merged team – called Just Law – is to be launched on 26 April in response to the Woolf Reforms. Hazel Hammonds, principal solicitor at Summit, says that by merging the teams the firm will be able to respond more quickly […]

Property

Wilde Sapte acted for property investor City & West End in its £20m acquisition of Film House in London’s Soho. The Wilde Sapte team was led by partner Stan Gniadkowski (pictured right). Partner Allan Hudson of Devonshires acted for the vendor, Langborn.

Runway activists will not run

The House of Lords is to be asked to consider an appeal by environment protestors against orders that they move out of tree houses, ropewalks and tunnels on National Trust land close to the proposed new runway at Manchester Airport. The Civil Aviation Authority wants to remove some trees and cut others to make the […]

Scottish Legal Aid Board suspends senior

A SENIOR member of the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) has been suspended. The person, who has not been identified, was suspended on full pay pending the outcome of an investigation into the SLAB’s accounts assessment procedures. SLAB chairman Jean Couper says: “This issue is of utmost concern to the board and we have immediately […]

Midlands firm seeks judicial review of Government for its failure in Yemen

A BIRMINGHAM firm is taking the Government to judicial review over eight British citizens facing trial in Yemen. Natalia Garcia, a civil liberties lawyer at nine-partner Tyndallwoods, says: “A legal aid application is currently being lodged as a matter of urgency, and the next stage will be to instruct counsel on the merits of the […]

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