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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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Has Osborne Clarke lost its way in the City?

The technology slump has done nothing to help the firm conquer London. Three years ago, Osborne Clarke‘s London office seemed to be doing everything right. Those were the glory days, a time that played massively to the strengths of Osborne Clarke’s technology and media client base. Yet while growth has continued to be a priority […]

The story so far

Last week, The US Law Firms in London Salary Survey, produced by recruitment consultants Taylor Root with The Lawyer, revealed that the number of UK associates promoted to partner in US firms had decreased by 10 per cent this year. US firms promoted 70 per cent of their partner entry-level UK associates this year, compared […]

Pinsents partner defects to Lee Crowder

Pinsent Curtis Biddle’s Birmingham office has lost another property partner to Lee Crowder. Eleanor Deady is due to join the Birmingham-based firm in June. Last month, Pinsents lost property partner Jon Austin who resigned to join Lee Crowder as its new property department head. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com/lawyernews, 15 April

Shooting stars

Despatches from the high life, part 362: Tulkinghorn is perturbed to hear that Taylor Wessing partner Dominic Fitzpatrick (bottom) may be joining the glitterati – but not through his own efforts. A chance remark in the school playground meant that his son was asked to make up the numbers in a catalogue shoot with some […]

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