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SEBI introduces exemptions for companies undergoing insolvency

By Ashwin Bishnoi, Rohit Ambast Between 31 May to 1 June, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) amended a number of securities regulations to provide certain dispensations for listed companies undergoing the corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (IBC). These amendments follow SEBI’s discussion paper of March […]

Case Study: Appleby Hope & Matthews improve productivity with ALB

By Norman Turvey Appleby Hope & Matthews had been AlphaLaw users for many years, and had reached the limits of being able to take the software any further. In order to maximise efficiencies and ensure their software would be able to meet their needs in the future, the decision was taken to review their current system […]

GDPR risks for retailers

By Jeanette Burgess, Gwendoline Davies Much of the focus in the retail and legal press in recent months has been on the eye-watering level of fines which data protection regulators can impose for infringements of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation. However in this mini-series Walker Morris’ Heads of Regulatory & Compliance and […]

Swiss Lower House approves corporate tax reform

By Maurus Winzap, Robert Desax On 12 September 2018, the Swiss National Council (Lower House– Nationalrat – Conseil national) approved the revised version for a corporate tax reform (“Tax Proposal 17”). It is based on the Government’s proposal issued in March 2017 and on the version negotiated in the Upper House (Ständerat – Conseil des États) in […]

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Rowe & Maw loses star player to Macfarlanes

Leading London construction lawyer Tony Blackler has joined Macfarlanes from Rowe & Maw, to help the firm build up a construction practice. At the same time Barlow Lyde & Gilbert’s construction head, Robert Oakes, has been recruited by Manches & Co for the same purpose. Blackler’s departure comes as a blow to Rowe & Maw […]

Napier set to lead election challenge

Two of the Law Society’s heavyweights, Michael Napier and David McIntosh, are understood to be poised to run for office in this summer’s presidential elections. Although no formal announcement has been made, The Lawyer understands that Napier, senior partner at Irwin Mitchell, will stand against Michael Mathews for the presidency and McIntosh, senior partner with […]

Merger leads to Bedfordshire's biggest firm

Bedfordshire commercial firms Gareth Woodfine & Partners and Batcheldors have merged to create the largest firm in the county. The new practice, Woodfine Batcheldor, will have 16 partners and 43 other fee earners. Senior partner at the merged firm Nicolas Davies said that it was now in a position to expand into other markets. He […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 28/04/98

Conditional fee agreements in arbitrations not champertous Bevan Ashford v Geoff Yeandle (Contractors) Ltd (in liquidation) (1998) ChD (Sir Richard Scott V-C) 8/4/9In the context of an application by Originating Summons, the respondent firm, a company in liquidation, had a substantial claim available in arbitration proceedings, but no resources to finance those proceedings. The liquidator […]

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The Lawyer Inquiry: Charles Hattersley

Charles Hattersley was born in Harrogate, Yorkshire, in 1949. He is a partner and head of the marine department at Foot & Bowden in Plymouth. What was your first job? Lumberjack. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £6,000 per annum. What would you have done if you hadn’t become a lawyer? Chief […]

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