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Interrogatories – questions and answers time

Both legal practitioners and the general public alike are very much aware that litigation can be a time consuming and costly exercise, particularly in light of the lengthy delays for the hearing of trials and the subsequent length of time many trials run for. One particular tool favoured by the courts as a way to […]

No novation is not ideal

In M Hart Construction Ltd & Anor v Ideal Response Group Ltd [2018] the court refused to enforce two adjudicators’ decisions on the basis that there was no contract between the parties. There had not been an effective novation from an original contracting party.  The adjudicators therefore did not have jurisdiction to determine the disputes. Another […]

Trade associations call for company voluntary arrangement reforms

Reforms are needed to the current company voluntary arrangement (CVA) process, according to both R3 and the British Property Federation (BPF). R3 (the trade association for the UK’s insolvency, restructuring, advisory, and turnaround professionals) has published a research report recommending a number of reforms to improve the effectiveness and reputation of CVAs. These include: Capping […]

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Lawyer 2B/BPP Competition Winners: Essay 1

After much deliberation, Lawyer 2B can reveal the winners of the Lawyer 2B/BPP Law School essay competition, who claim their prizes of free GDL and LPC places. Here are the winning essays… Essay 1: Identity cards are a price worth paying to protect security. Discuss. By Alex Muir. Recent months have seen a great deal […]

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It’s a little-known fact that among the ranks of associates at Lovells are a number of high-profile individuals, better known for their more glamorous after-hours personae. Property partner Bob Kidby’s extracurricular activities as an axeman are well documented, but now another star has emerged. Yes, it appears that TV funnyman Johnny Vegas has been moonlighting […]

SJ Berwin hikes turnover by 23 per cent

SJ Berwin has taken the riches of last year’s M&A resurgence and delivered a 23 per cent jump in turnover, while Herbert Smith has struggled to maintain its momentum. Preliminary figures for SJ Berwin reveal that turnover rose to £150.5m in 2005-06, up from £122m the previous year, breaking the firm’s budgeted increase of 15 […]

Elite firms put to shame by smaller practices’ diversity

Law Soc reveals that only 8 per cent of the UK’s top 100 firms’ trainees belong to an ethnic minority. The average proportion of ethnic minority trainees at the UK’s top 100 law firms lags significantly behind the number of registered trainees across the profession from ethnic minority groups. The 2006 diversity league table, first […]

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