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Selected provisions of terms & conditions for e-shops – Czech Republic

Terms and conditions are an indirect arrangement that entrepreneurs and consumers both encounter when engaging in transactions. The common denominator of terms and conditions is that they cannot be negotiated and only remain to be accepted or not. These days, when making a purchase online, the consumer usually acquaints themselves with the terms and conditions […]

Covid-19 health and safety Q&A

Most organisations will have been impacted significantly by Covid-19 which will have also had a knock-on effect on their health and safety arrangements either for their employees, members of the public or other individuals who are affected by their operations. This briefing answers some common questions arising from the pandemic.

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Bar Council's "back door'

With the many issues confronting the Bar – legal aid changes, increasing rights of audience for crown prosecutors and the increasing numbers of solicitor advocates, one would have thought that the Bar Council had better things to do than bother about the fact that a few barristers have requalified as solicitors but have not disbarred […]

Thirteen Old Square on the move as it changes name

Leading chancery set Thirteen Old Square has changed its name to Serle Court Chambers in anticipation of a move across Lincoln’s Inn to 6 New Square, the current home of law firm Trowers & Hamlins. Both the move, scheduled for late 1999, and the new name, are part of a long-term policy of growth and […]

In brief: Hoon to launch National Land Info Service

Geoff Hoon, parliamentary secretary at the Lord Chancellor’s Department, will launch the National Land Information Service (NLIS) pilot in Bristol on 1 July. NLIS is an initiative designed to provide national information on land and property for solicitors. The pilot will electronically link three Bristol firms with 12 organisations holding information about land and property.

In brief: Wife's attempt to halt deportation fails

A woman’s attempt to stop her husband being deported by judicially reviewing the Home Office has failed. Claimant Idris Patel, represented by Liaquat Malik of Manchester firm Malik Adams and Sibghatullah Kadri QC, argued that the Government’s pledge to incorporate the European Convention on Human Rights rendered the deportation of Mrs Patel’s husband illegal as […]

Youth court pilot to join LAB's block contract plan

A new arbitration service for resolving business disputes will be launched next week backed by some of the top silks at the Bar. The service – Arbitration for Commerce & Industry, (ACI) – is aimed at banking, financial services and insurance disputes, according to ACI director Reziya Harrison who is a tenant at 11 Old […]

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