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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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CEDR founder returns for three-month secondment

LOVELL White Durrant’s former joint managing partner Charles Dodson is being seconded to the Centre for Dispute Resolution (CEDR). Dodson, who set up Lovell’s Chicago office this summer, will spend around three months with the leading ADR (alternative dispute resolution) body he helped found five years ago. Karl Mackie, CEDR chief executive, said the centre […]

Bar takes up gauntlet of Woolf reforms

CIVIL reformer Lord Woolf gets top billing at this year’s Bar Council conference and will lead an open forum on “effective justice”. Woolf, who will reveal his second set of conclusions on reforms to the civil justice system next year, will also give the keynote address at the 30 September event. A Bar spokesman said […]

Courts gear up to fight fines plan

THE HIGH Court has granted magistrates committees leave to judicially review the Home Secretary and Lord Chancellor over the transfer of police enforcement duties. The action is being taken by the Central Council of Magistrates Courts Committees (CCMCC), an organisation which represents the 105 Magistrates Courts Committees around the country. Duncan Webster, general secretary of […]

Flotations

Travers Smith Braithwaite advised Hill Samuel Bank on the flotation of Benicia Ports. Benicia was advised by Baker & McKenzie in the UK and Peter Asitz and Michael Midda

Housing debate goes into Web cyberspace

DEBATE over the proposed Housing Bill will take place in cyberspace with the launch of its very own Internet site on the World Wide Web. The Law Centres Federation and the Housing Centre, a London charity, have combined with Ferret Information Systems in a new venture to use the Internet as a universal lobbying tool. […]

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