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SmartLaw 2.0 – The new future of law

By Brett Chalmers A few years ago, George Beaton published an influential e-book, NewLaw New Rules: A Conversation About the Future of the Legal Services Industry, that pulled together comments and responses he received from numerous legal thought leaders and experts about his NewLaw-focused blog post. The publication compared BigLaw, the traditional partnership-and-hourly-rates model, with NewLaw, an […]

Supreme Court supports disqualification under IBC, but protects interest of homebuyers

By Prateek Kumar, Sahil Narang, Raveena Rai The corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) against Jaiprakash Infratech Limited (JIL) commenced when the National Company Law Tribunal, Allahabad (NCLT) passed an order dated 09.08.2017 admitting the petition of IDBI Bank Limited under Section 7 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (IBC). Home buyers who had invested in […]

Austria – Commercial agent’s trial for trial period compensation

By Andreas Natterer, Sara Khalil Earlier this year, the ECJ ruled that commercial agents are generally entitled to compensation, even if the distribution agreement was terminated during a trial period. The ECJ’s decision (C-645/16) was preceded by the French Cour de Cassation’s request for a preliminary ruling on whether Art. 17 of Directive 86/653/EEC applies if the commercial […]

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Law centres' roadshow takes legal aid warning to grass roots

A NATIONWIDE speaking tour is being staged by the Law Centres Federation in a unique bid to highlight the organisation’s fears about the consequences of the Government’s planned legal aid reforms. In what is a first for the federation, it hopes to hold meetings at most of the country’s 55 law centres over the following […]

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Currently, the rights of audience of corporate barristers limit them to appearances before county courts, magistrates’ courts and industrial tribunals. This is simply an anachronism. Our private practice colleagues, together with litigants in person, enjoy rights up to and including the House of Lords. In contrast, US advocates employed by US corporations have identical rights […]

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Dianna Kempe QC has been reinstated as secretary general of the International Bar Association after something of a to-do when she was challenged for the position. The IBA Council’s overwhelming vote in her favour coincides with a groundswell of support for the woman who, had she lost, would have been out of the running for […]

Tigerish argument about safety in cages

Mr Justice Turner is being asked to decide whether keepers at a Kent zoo park, where three have been killed by tigers, should be allowed to put their lives at risk by entering the tiger enclosures. The case, concerning Howletts Zoo near Canterbury, which is owned by John Aspinall, is well dressed in legal argument. […]

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