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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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Local authorities fight added liability

A case which is to go to the House of Lords could see more local authorities called to account for negligence, reports Roger Pearson A case with major implications in respect of social service and local authority accountability has been given leave by the Court of Appeal to go to the House of Lords. The […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 21/4/98

Validity of waiver clause in fixed-term contract British Broadcasting Corporation v Linda Kelly-Phillips (1998) CA (Evans LJ, Peter Gibson LJ, Thorpe LJ) 8/4/9The appellant (B) appealed against the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal which upheld the preliminary decision of the industrial tribunal that it had jurisdiction to hear the complaint of unfair dismissal against […]

CPS spending set to outstrip budget

Government spending on the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in 1998-99 is “almost certain” to greatly exceed the planned expenditure announced last week, according to CPS sources. The Lord Chancellor’s Department’s annual report released last week cuts the Crown prosecutions and legal services budget from £75m in 1997-98 to £61m in the coming year. But the […]

The case for international justice poses problems

The UN feels that an international criminal court would provide justice for those affected by the terrible atrocities but there are serious problems to be overcome, writes Gavin Hood. Gavin Hood is a pupil at 18 Red Lion Court and chair of the Solicitors Human Rights Sub-Group on the International Court. The twentieth century has […]

Judgement for the juniors

Matheu Swallow finds that reliability is one of the key attributes that many solicitors look for in the juniors they instruct While solicitors are happy with the quality of silks, there is less enthusiasm for the strength and quality of criminal juniors. Solicitors are looking for dependability and reliability from juniors. Top of the pile […]

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