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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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Northern Ireland's first PFI scuppered

Nothern Ireland’s first PFI project to build a complete hospital has been scuppered by the NHS trust which initiated it. A consortium advised by Belfast firm Elliott Duffy Garrett expected the Down Lisburn NHS Trust to name its preferred bidder for a PFI scheme to build a new £13m Downe Hospital last week. Instead the […]

Litigation Writs 9/9/97

The West Bromwich Building Society is suing 26 firms from all over the country over advice given to borrowers which it claims has now rendered it vulnerable to actions brought by borrowers. The building society’s claim concerns information and advice given by the firms, and their failure to give adequate information and advice to borrowers […]

Linklaters' Thai office thrown into doubt

Linklaters & Paines is planning to open an office in Thailand – but the move has been jeopardised by the economic crisis in the country. Linklaters managing partner Terence Kyle said his firm had been looking at an office in Thailand for quite some time but was now deciding whether it would still be viable. […]

Barrister seeks damages after Turkish Fox & Gibbons stint

A UK barrister who was recruited to jointly head Fox & Gibbons’ Turkish office has started industrial tribunal proceedings against his former employers. Ian Philliskirk, who joined the Middle East firm in January, quit after two months because he was unhappy with the way the office was being run. He is now seeking damages based […]

Scottish conveyancing system for whom?

Leslie Dubow highlights some of the flaws of the Scottish conveyancing system that the Adam Smith Institute has recommended and offers some alternative solutions. Leslie Dubow is executive officer of the SPG. A report of the Adam Smith Institute on the house-selling process is said to recommend adopting the Scottish legal process whereby buyers and […]

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