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Big Brother’s PJ has forsaken a life in the spotlight to become a trainee. Jennifer Currie finds out if his brush with fame has left him jaded about a career in the law

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Landlord’s threats of legal action amounted to harassment of tenant

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The Romanian Parliament recently approved the Law on the Amendment and Completion of the Accounting Law No. 82/1991, Amendment and Completion of the Companies Law No. 31/1990 and Amendment and Completion of Law No. 1/2005, on the organisation and functioning of cooperative companies. Before entering into force, the law will have to be promulgated by […]

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