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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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BPP students provide free translations

BPP Law School has set up a legal translation service, providing free translations in 36 languages, ranging from Ghanaian and Japanese to Urdu. The scheme is part of the law school’s pro bono programme. So far the 200 students involved have provided translation services for organisations including the International Bar Association, Reprieve, Citizens’ Advice Bureaux […]

Phillips Fox to join DLA Piper’s global network

DLA Piper’s global network” />Longtime collaborators DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary and Australia’s Phillips Fox are set to formalise their relationship, with the Australian firm becoming a full member of DLA Group. DLA Piper is in advanced talks with the Australian firm to form an alliance, as first revealed on www. thelawyer.com (4 May). The […]

Metliss quits SJ Berwin for Rosenblatt

SJ Berwin partner Jonathan Metliss is leaving to join London-based Rosenblatt Solicitors. Metliss is leaving the City firm after 25 years to became a consultant at Rosenblatt. He specialises in corporate finance. In a prepared statement Metliss said: “This move takes me back to the business that I love – right at the coalface of […]

Doing your firm a favour

Existing clients take on extra significance if you can sell them additional services, says Jonathan Denny Cross-selling additional services to clients as a way of growing a law firm’s business has become something of a Holy Grail for law firm marketing. However, the very expression ‘cross-selling’ implies that there are barriers to be crossed, and […]

Lovells’ Frankfurt focus causes unrest in Berlin

Lovells’ decision to focus its German banking practice on the Frankfurt office has caused a five-person team from Berlin to quit. Restructuring and leveraged finance specialist Thomas Lindemann and acquisition finance partner Andreas Schwennicke are setting up their own firm with three associates. It is due to open in the autumn. Lovells managing partner David […]

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