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Top tips for litigation: ThinkHouse foundations

Understanding what you need to do when faced with the prospect of litigation is essential for in-house counsel. In this webinar Ana Lelliott provides her top tips for dealing with commercial disputes, discusses when to litigate or consider alternative options and provides a quick refresher on privilege and without prejudice.

Ontario Court of Appeal confirms: No cap on Family Law Act damages in Ontario

In Moore v 7595611 Canada Corp, the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed that there is no maximum cap for loss of care, guidance and companionship damages under the Family Law Act in Ontario. Family members (spouse, children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, or siblings) of an injured or deceased person can seek these damages in a tort claim where the injury or death occurred due to the fault or negligence of another person.


Health Alert — 27 May 2013

DLA Piper has released its Health Alert for 27 May 2013. It includes details on recent judgments, legislation and reports. If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the DLA Piper briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.


Furnival Chambers dismisses two clerks over missing £20k

London set Furnival Chambers has dismissed two clerks after £20,000 disappeared from chambers. The two clerks were first suspended earlier this month following the discrepancy. The London set, which focuses on both criminal and civil cases, confirmed the dismissals today but refused to comment further. According to sources the pair allegedly wrote themselves cheques using […]

Freshfields, US duo advise on €4.2bn debt restructure for Germany’s IVG

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Kirkland & Ellis and Kaye Scholer are advising on the multi-billion debt restructuring of German real estate group IVG Immobilien, expected to be the largest such case in the country this year. The Bonn-based company had amassed debt of €4.2bn (£3.6bn) as of 31 March and is working on restructuring it with […]

Transparency of clinical trials data

This document contains an overview of current rules on access to clinical trials data, an overview of the anticipated legislative changes and a summary of the issues that the new regulation may bring, including concerns raised by the industry. This is an area of considerable interest to the industry at large and to many clients, […]


In-house cost management: At the cutting edge

With financial pressures across the board, in-house counsel are having to take a firm stance on costs Where are the biggest cost pressures for you as an in-house counsel? Have these increased in recent years? David Symonds, general counsel Emea, Tyco: The biggest cost pressure is the desire of the business to see spend on […]

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