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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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First woman head for top 10 firm

LOVELL White Durrant’s Lesley MacDonagh is set to become the first woman managing partner of a top 10 firm. MacDonagh, a senior partner in Lovell’s property practice, will serve with Michael Maunsell who has been re-elected for a further two years. “Now that more than 50 per cent of the entrants to the profession are […]

Fimbra accused of bad faith

The financial services group, PVY are scheduled to keep a High Court date in March with investor protection agency, Fimbra. The case involves an estimated u6 million claim in which they accuse Fimbra of acting in bad faith by allegedly abandoning an agreement to provide professional indemnity insurance for Fimbra members.

Where there's a will…

In an extraordinary move, all 27 tenants at 3 Paper Buildings, Samuel Parrish’s chambers, have applied to join Plowden Buildings. A decision will be taken this Saturday. The expanded set will be one of the largest sets in Temple with between 55 and 60 barristers. Paul Hurst, senior clerk at Plowden Buildings, said: ‘If a […]

Bid for global domination

Nicole Maley examines the work of the Alliance of European Lawyers and its fresh approach to cross-border business Royex House has long proven to be an influential address in the world of international law. The high-rise eyrie, looking out over the City of London, was once the headquarters of Clifford Chance, the UK’s top international […]

In brief: Solicitor takes McKennas to tribunal

Former McKenna & Co solicitor Eileen Herlihy is due to claim unfair dismissal and sexual discrimination at an industrial tribunal hearing scheduled for this week. The case is listed to be heard at the Whittington House tribunal court in London. McKenna & Co says it is vigorously contesting the case and is ready to go […]

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