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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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Litigation Recent Decisions 16/01/96

Driving an electric buggy in a public place Director of Public Prosecutions v Neville (1996). QBD (Schiemann LJ and Holland J) 4/12/95. Summary: Driving an electric buggy in a terminal building at Heathrow Airport is ‘driving in a public place’ for the purposes of s.3 Road Traffic Act 1988. Appeal by prosecutor against dismissal of […]

Sifa video offers guide to setting up

Five firms have taken part in a financial services video put together by the Solicitors for Independent Financial Advice group (Sifa). The video, which discusses whether and how to set up in financial services, features Kent firm Leigh Williams, Nottingham firm Gompertz Buckley, St Albans firm Pictons, Kettering firm Toller Hales & Collcutt, and Leeds […]

In brief: End near for Charles Deacon fraud trial

The prosecution in the fraud trial of solicitor Charles Julian Deacon begins its closing speech early this week, with the prospect of the jury being sent out by Friday. Deacon faces 11 counts in relation to a series of alleged advance fee frauds totalling around US$1 billion in promised loans, by which he allegedly obtained […]

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SJ Berwin & Co advised British Land Co in its placing and open offer to raise £222.5 million. Allen & Overy advised brokers to the issue

Gay action tipped to set standard

BOSSES who discriminate between heterosexual and gay employees will be in breach of the law if an action being taken by a staff member of South West Trains is successful. Telephone enquiry bureau supervisor Lisa Grant claims SWT has contravened the provisions of the Equal Pay Act by refusing to provide her lesbian partner with […]

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