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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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The Which? Guide to Employment By Ian Hunter This rights guide for employees and employers explains the delights of “frolics of one’s own”, protecting copyright and how to bring a case to industrial tribunal. The author, Ian Hunter, is a partner specialising in employment law at City law firm Bird & Bird, but has made […]

Dentons in link-up to advise council

City firm Denton Hall has teamed up with a local firm of solicitors to win an appointment to the panel of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. In the first deal of its kind for Denton Hall, Kenneth Elliott & Rowe, an 11-partner practice in Romford, will focus on commercial conveyancing work, calling in […]

End of an era for legal aid

“WE do not want to create a litigious society but one in which people respect one another’s rights,” Lord Irvine’s legal aid consultation paper, Access to Justice with Conditional Fees, pronounces. It proposes the immediate extension of conditional fee funding to all cases except in criminal and family law and suggests that defendants who lose […]

Set honours human rights star

ASIA’S leading human rights lawyer has accepted an honorary door tenancy at 1 Pump Court. Asma Jahangir, a former Secretary General of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, joined the chambers at the beginning of January. In Pakistan, she has acted in cases involving arranged marriages, as well as other areas of women’s rights. As […]

Staple to head new Fraud Advisory Panel

Clifford Chance partner and former head of the Serious Fraud Office George Staple QC is the chair of the new Fraud Advisory Panel, set up by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales. Staple, head of Clifford Chance’s financial services investigations and disputes department, said that the aim of the panel is to […]

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