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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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Mills & Reeve gains GMC instruction

Mills & Reeve has won the General Medical Council (GMC) as a new client The instruction follows a competitive tender process to advise on conduct case presentation work in the GMC’s hearing centre in Manchester. The Birmingham office beat off competition from 15 firms, including Beachcroft Wansbroughs, Eversheds and the GMC’s main adviser Field Fisher […]

It's just not ticket, old man

News reaches Tulkinghorn of a rumoured parting shot from a disgruntled Pinsent Curtis Biddle lawyer. He is sure it cannot possibly be true, given how gentlemanly all the Pinsents lawyers are, but here goes: when the unnamed chap was leaving the firm he told a fellow partner he had some tickets to a rugby international […]

BA legal director takes off for Associated British Ports

British Airways (BA) legal director Stephen Walsh is exchanging the skies for the sea – he is leaving after 11 years of service to join Associated British Ports (ABP) as its first general counsel Walsh is leaving his post at the end of March and will be joining ABP in April.Walsh’s move ensures that Slaughter […]

Holland & Knight cuts partner pay to save associate bonuses

Holland & Knight partners have bucked the trend for lower associate bonuses by paying themselves less Partners are sacrificing between 6 and 10 per cent of their bonus compensation and have pledged to leave associate bonuses untouched.The cuts will be made across the board, irrespective of individual, practice or office performance.One of the hardest-hit offices […]

Manches launches info service for IT companies

Manches has launched a new technology service called Fortech It will distribute information on legal and commercial developments in the market to technology companies. Fortech will run a series of members’ forums and a bulletin alert service. Manches partner Jean Paul da Costa is leading the Fortech initiative.

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