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New rules governing online sale of medicinal products in Romania

The online sale of pharmaceutical products in Romania has been on the rise in recent years. This strengthening trend can be attributed to the growth of online purchases in Romania in general and to the fact that, until recently, the law left room for interpretation in this area.  Recent amendments to the laws governing the sale of […]

Ireland: new Coroners Bill aims to modernise the law and address maternal deaths

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, published the Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2018 on 2 August 2018 with the aim of significantly clarifying, strengthening and modernising the law relating to the reporting of deaths to coroners. The Bill, once enacted, will amend the Coroners Act 1962. The Bill allows for a wider scope of […]

Helping customers to help themselves: How technology can help

Banking litigation experts Rob Aberdein and Justin Coley from Walker Morris’ Lender Services team explain how lenders and law firms can harness new technology and debt management solutions to offer an enhanced customer journey and improved lender/borrower relationships. 

Construction: can a company in liquidation refer a dispute to adjudication?

The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has delivered a significant judgment in Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd v Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (in Liquidation) [2018] EWHC 2043 (TCC) where the company seeking to refer a dispute to adjudication was in liquidation. The substance of the dispute related to the contractor’s claim for payment allegedly due for […]

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DLA in double Belgian thrust

DLA is strengthening its Brussels office just months after completing its first full European merger as it takes on the lawyers from Arthur Andersen’s Belgian firm Caestecker & Partners Following the Enron debacle, lawyers at Caestecker have voted to dissolve the partnership and join DLA, creating a 95-lawyer Belgian practice. This includes an office in […]

Lords kills time-bar limitations

The debate of ‘to shred or not to shred’, sparked by Andersen’s role in the Enron debacle and the recent criticisms of lawyers in Australian tobacco litigation, reared its head in a House of Lords case last month In Cave v Robinson Jarvis & Rolf, the Law Lords overturned a ruling last year that restricted […]

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The Data Protection Act 1998 is likely to have the impact that its predecessor lacked. Michael Ford reports on the new code

Memery Crystal disputes £4.3m Citib@se negligence claim

Memery Crystal is facing a hotly-disputed £4.3m negligence claim from office space provider Citib@se over advice it gave relating to a property lease in 1998 Citib@se says the advice led to a significant loss of business.Citib@se was letting office space in Gillingham Street, London to commercial tenants. It was served notice on its 10-year underlease […]

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