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New changes impacting the leasing legislation

Law no. 83/2021 amending and supplementing Government Ordinance no. 51/1997 on the leasing operations and the leasing companies was published on April 16, 2021 in the Official Gazette no. 401, Part I. Importantly, the provisions of Law no. 83/2021 may only be applied for leasing agreements concluded after its entry into force.

6 simple ways law firms can use Live Chat

We detail 6 different ways that law firms can use the chat tool on their websites to benefit the visitor (and potential client), and in turn benefit the firm.


Chris Grierson

Ex-Hogan Lovells partner struck off for £1.27m fraud

Former Hogan Lovells partner Christopher Grierson has been struck off the solicitors’ roll, after pleading guilty earlier this year to defrauding the firm of £1.27m. Grierson was struck off by the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) yesterday (31 October) and ordered to pay costs of £14,000. He did not attend the hearing. In May he was […]

Cleary promotes London trio in global promos round

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has promoted two London-based lawyers to its partnership and one to counsel as part of a global promotions round that will see eight made up to partner and four to counsel. The new partners in the London office are corporate and financial transactions lawyers Gabriele Antonazzo and Polina Lyadnova, while […]

Buying in bulk

Laterals fad sweeps bar as chambers add numbers to fend off consolidation Across the civil bar sets are assessing how best to survive in the post-good times era. The modern bar is not without its own price pressures and also faces increased competition from the solicitor profession. Inner Temple set 11KBW is hoping to find […]

Chris Vaughan

Balfour Beatty to slash legal spend by 30 per cent in panel review

Construction giant Balfour Beatty is looking to save up to a third of its external legal spend by packaging certain areas of work and tendering it out to the lowest bidder. The plans come as the company’s legal team begins to review its panel of external advisers, with an insider at the business saying the […]


Islam Channel GC: Faith value

Determination and religious inspiration are central to the remarkable story of Tinu Adeshile, Muslim convert and GC at the Islam Channel Tinu Adeshile Islam Channel Title: General counsel Industry: Media Reporting to: CEO Mohamed Ali Harrath T urnover: £4m Employees: 80 Legal capability: One Estimated legal spend: £100,000 Main external law firms: Peninsula Employment Legal […]

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