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New rules governing online sale of medicinal products in Romania

The online sale of pharmaceutical products in Romania has been on the rise in recent years. This strengthening trend can be attributed to the growth of online purchases in Romania in general and to the fact that, until recently, the law left room for interpretation in this area.  Recent amendments to the laws governing the sale of […]

Ireland: new Coroners Bill aims to modernise the law and address maternal deaths

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, published the Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2018 on 2 August 2018 with the aim of significantly clarifying, strengthening and modernising the law relating to the reporting of deaths to coroners. The Bill, once enacted, will amend the Coroners Act 1962. The Bill allows for a wider scope of […]

Helping customers to help themselves: How technology can help

Banking litigation experts Rob Aberdein and Justin Coley from Walker Morris’ Lender Services team explain how lenders and law firms can harness new technology and debt management solutions to offer an enhanced customer journey and improved lender/borrower relationships. 

Construction: can a company in liquidation refer a dispute to adjudication?

The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has delivered a significant judgment in Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd v Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (in Liquidation) [2018] EWHC 2043 (TCC) where the company seeking to refer a dispute to adjudication was in liquidation. The substance of the dispute related to the contractor’s claim for payment allegedly due for […]

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Lovells drops private clients

LOVELL White Durrant has finally succumbed to “market forces” and decided to drop private client work. The firm’s two partner and seven fee earner private client team is in talks with a number of London firms with the aim of transferring the whole department, a move made by many of the other City firms in […]

Police shortfall leads to trade challenge

THE ISSUE of live animal shipments is to return to the High Court again. After the recent ruling that port and airport authorities have no legal right to ban such shipments because of fears over the action of demonstrators, exports have been resumed. But a new legal twist has emerged in the saga. It is […]

Facts about Acts

In the past year, the legal profession in Ireland has found itself under attack from several quarters. Solicitors are currently heaving a collective sigh of relief after the Government modified proposals which would have forced them to report clients suspected of evading tax to the Inland Revenue. The so-called ‘whistle-blowers’ charter, section 153 of the […]

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In brief: Environmental jargon explained

Experts on environmental law have published a guide to steer lawyers through the maze of terminology used by specialists. ‘The Concise Lexicon of Environmental Terms’ has been compiled by the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association and City firm McKenna & Co. Richard Hawkins, a barrister and founder-member of UKELA, and Professor Malcolm Grant, of Cambridge […]

THE NATIONAL Trust's in-house legal team

THE NATIONAL Trust’s in-house legal team entertained their external lawyers and other trust staff to a charity concert at the Middle Temple Hall earlier this month. The Pavilion Opera Company provided the entertainment at the event, part of the Trust’s centenary celebrations, with an opera cabaret. National Trust secretary David Pullen, a solicitor, welcomes trust […]

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