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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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The City Fraud Conference at London’s Cafe Royal on 10 March will examine the prevention, investigation and regulation of City frauds, including the best way to lay contingency plans and sentencing issues. Money laundering firms are urged to attend.

City lawyers threaten to take legal action over SIF

A GROUP of City and commercial lawyers is threatening to take the Law Society to court over its decision to retain SIF’s monopoly. A spokeswoman for anti-SIF campaigners the November Meeting Group says prominent silk Michael Beloff QC has been consulted, and he believes it has a strong case for taking SIF to judicial review […]

When partnership pitfalls are greater than the perks

Carry out a straw poll on what thrusting young things fresh out of law school dream of, and for most of them the job title “partner” would come marginally ahead of the top-of-the-range convertible. To come to the end of your career still as an assistant would, to many, be tantamount to failure, but attaining […]

Law centre windfall to double staff

The Law Centres Federation (LCF) is using part of a £500,000 National Lottery windfall to more than double its staff. LCF director Jay Sharma says the six new policy co-ordinators and development workers will work with local backers and advice centres to encourage communities across the country to set up their own law centres. A […]

Rivals snap up axed DAC lawyers

Sixteen of the solicitors made redundant from Davies Arnold Cooper have been scattered around four rival firms. The 16 have been divided between Garretts, Hammond Suddards, Addleshaw Booth & Co and Halliwell Landau. The Lawyer understands that Hammond Suddards is also about to finalise an agreement with three partners at DAC. Garretts is recruiting four […]

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