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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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Working group divided on solution to SIF crisis

TWO members of the working group set up by the Law Society to solve the crisis at the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) have attacked the group’s proposal to stick with a compulsory mutual fund. Instead, in their own minority report, Edward Coulson, a partner at Hammond Suddards, and George Ritchie, of Freshfields, have called on […]

Government criticised over Tupe paper

The Government’s proposals for the amendment of the law on transfer of undertakings do not go far enough, according to John McMullen, head of employment law at Pinsent Curtis and a leading commentator on Tupe. Tupe (Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment Regulations 1981) protects the rights of employees on the transfer or sale of […]

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Eversheds expanded its financial services unit to a five-partner department at the start of January with the appointment of Rowe & Maw partner Michael Wainwright and Wilde Sapte partner Nicholas Walmsley.

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