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Elements of innovation: A guide to legal innovation through technology

Every year, as a part of the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards, RSG Consulting evaluates new solutions developed by law firms and corporate legal departments. Designed to improve legal service delivery and client engagement, many of the winning solutions are built using the HighQ platform. Download the ebook to explore how these elements of innovation […]

A borrower can now challenge symbolic possession under the Sarfaesi Act

The Hon’ble Supreme Court (SC), in its recent decision in the matter of M/s Hindon Forge Pvt. Ltd. & Anr. v State of Uttar Pradesh [(Civil Appeal No 10873 of 2018 along with Civil Appeal No 10874 of 2018)] (Appeals) held that a borrower can prefer an application under Section 17 (1) of the Securitization […]

New law on validity of wills in Cayman

By Anthony Partridge, Fraser Allister The Cayman Islands’ Formal Validity of Wills (Persons Dying Abroad) Law, 2018 came into effect on 1 February 2019. The law is important to people who own shares in Cayman Islands companies or have interests in Cayman Islands investment funds for example, and offers far greater flexibility for international clients who wish […]

Brexit worries drain confidence in EU reference procedure

In a legal first, Brexit prevents High Court from clarifying if it has jurisdiction in a human rights claim against the EU. The Kosovo victims of serious human rights abuses from two decades ago bring damages claims against the EU. On 13 February 2019 the High Court in the case of Tomanovic v EU [2019] […]

Litigation funding 2019 – United Arab Emirates

By James Foster, Courtney Rothery We have authored the inaugural UAE chapter in the annual Guide to Litigation Funding published by Law Business Research (part of the “Getting the Deal Through” series). This is the third edition of the global survey of the law and practice of litigation funding. With the third-party funding of litigation and arbitration […]

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