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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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Certificates deadline warning

SOLICITORS were warned this week to provide the cash for their practising certificates or risk being struck off and sued by clients. Lawyers who miss the 1 November deadline could be forced to pay back fees, it has emerged. Each year the Law Society cancels about 3,000 certificates. The majority are solicitors’ who alert the […]

Behind the scenes of the BP buy-out

The $425 million price on the buy-out at BP’s nutrition business made this the biggest UK buy-out since Gardner Merchant. But other statistics also made this deal huge: the business sold to the buy-out vehicle (now renamed Nutreco) included over 150 legal entities, in 19 jurisdictions, operating from over 250 main sites, and with a […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Alan Wiseman

The Taxing Master of the Irish High Court has gone against the country’s Finance Minister by approving a £6m legal fees bill for a tribunal that lasted more than 200 days. The bill will be met by the taxpayer. The tribunal was set up to investigate allegations of fraud, tax evasion and misuse of EU […]

Lawyers attack government disabled paper

DISABLED lawyers have delivered a damning response to the Government’s consultation paper on discrimination against the disabled. In a report presented to the Government last week, the Law Society’s Group for Solicitors with Disabilities (GSD) says statements in the paper are “insulting” and it fails to address the problem properly. The group says the paper’s […]

Panel offers barristers financial advice

A NEW advisory panel is aiming to help barristers with their personal and professional finances. The Bar Council, together with Rossalynd Lavington, senior consultant at Allied Dunbar, has assembled a service to help combat cash flow problems and poor financial planning among barristers. Allied Dunbar says barristers are in a vulnerable financial position because their […]

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