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New rules governing online sale of medicinal products in Romania

The online sale of pharmaceutical products in Romania has been on the rise in recent years. This strengthening trend can be attributed to the growth of online purchases in Romania in general and to the fact that, until recently, the law left room for interpretation in this area.  Recent amendments to the laws governing the sale of […]

Ireland: new Coroners Bill aims to modernise the law and address maternal deaths

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, published the Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2018 on 2 August 2018 with the aim of significantly clarifying, strengthening and modernising the law relating to the reporting of deaths to coroners. The Bill, once enacted, will amend the Coroners Act 1962. The Bill allows for a wider scope of […]

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Banking litigation experts Rob Aberdein and Justin Coley from Walker Morris’ Lender Services team explain how lenders and law firms can harness new technology and debt management solutions to offer an enhanced customer journey and improved lender/borrower relationships. 

Construction: can a company in liquidation refer a dispute to adjudication?

The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has delivered a significant judgment in Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd v Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (in Liquidation) [2018] EWHC 2043 (TCC) where the company seeking to refer a dispute to adjudication was in liquidation. The substance of the dispute related to the contractor’s claim for payment allegedly due for […]

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Media's bright lights shine for Hepworth

Leading libel lawyer Brian Hepworth and his assistant are leaving Goodman Derrick to set up their own media practice with prominent film and TV IP lawyer Michael Henry. Hepworth joined Goodmans only 18 months ago from Mishcon de Reya. He said: “I noticed as soon as I joined Goodmans that it was not quite the […]

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The Bar has reacted angrily to a new set of league tables of the top 20 recipients of legal aid, claiming the figures are “guestimates” which paint a wholly distorted picture of their true income. Four “Top Twenty” lists, detailing the highest amounts received by firms and barristers in the year 1995/96 for crown court […]

Sherr predicts Aids actions rise

Cases of discrimination taken out by victims of HIV and Aids against employers are set to increase, according to Professor Avrom Sherr of London University’s Institute of advanced legal studies. Sherr, who is coordinating an EU-sponsored survey into HIV and Aids discrimination, said that there had been few HIV-related discrimination cases so far but this […]

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