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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.


Lawyers cautious as first companies list on Easdaq

City lawyers involved in the first float on the European Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation (Easdaq) stockmarket, the pan-European market for growth companies, are cautious about its prospects. Charles Martin, a partner at Macfarlanes, which handled the first flotation on the new European exchange for computer anti-virus software company Dr Solomon’s, said: “Dr Solomon’s […]

Court union in call for Justice Councils

The Association of Magisterial Officers is calling for the creation of Community Justice Councils as part of its campaign to improve the quality of justice in magistrates courts. AMO, an independent trade union representing magistrates courts staff up to the level of deputy clerk, is concerned that the Magistrates Courts Service is not sufficiently representative […]

The Law on Financial Derivatives, Alastair Hudson, Sweet & Maxwell £75

Alastair Hudson is a barrister and a lecturer in law at King’s College, London, and has worked as an in-house derivatives lawyer and as a senior financial analyst. He is therefore ideally qualified to write a book aimed at providing “the first comprehensive guide for the lawyer (and non-lawyer) to the legal complexities of the […]

In brief: Salary climb shows no signs of stopping

Competition between firms for top lawyers is driving salaries skyward, according to a survey by recruitment consultancy Quarry Dougall. It says that as well as offering attractive salaries to secure the right candidate, firms also have to demonstrate they offer the best long term career option. Banking, corporate and property work continue to be the […]

Litigation Writs 07/01/97

A Kings Langley woman who gave birth after being sterilised is suing West Hertfordshire Health Authority for damages. Susan Allsop claims she was sterilised on 30 April 1993 but gave “wrongful” birth to a daughter on 20 January 1995. Her writ claims the birth was caused by the health authority’s negligence over her sterilisation, which […]

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