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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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Only an independent judiciary can preserve constitutional freedoms

Commentators have expressed surprise at the election as president of the American Bar Association of a lawyer who openly opposes abortion and advocates the death penalty. But Lee Cooper, a partner at Maynard Cooper & Gale in Birmingham, Alabama, says he wants to steer the ABA away from the social issues on which it has […]

Law Commission's 'trendies' label sticks

A senior barrister has failed in her bid to come to the aid of the Law Commission by reporting allegations made in the Daily Mail that it is run by “fashionable liberals” to the Press Complaints Commission (PCC). Josephine Hayes, of 3 New Square, complained to the PCC that a series of articles by the […]

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Litigation Recent Decisions 08/10/96

Admissibility of document by one conspirator against others R v Devonport (1996). CA (Beldam LJ, Judge J and Allen J) Summary: Admitting a document prepared by one of the defendants charged with conspiracy to defraud as evidence against the others. Appeal by defendants who, with three others, had conspired to steal money from bank accounts […]

Arbitration update

The pros and cons of arbitration will be discussed at a seminar on employment law in London on 31 October. Sir John Wood, chairman of the Central Arbitration Committee, will discuss the merits of binding arbitration at the session organised by LGC Training. Contact 0170-833 7327 for details.

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