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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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Nabarros helps seal coal deals

Nabarro Nathanson’s Niall Logan helped create industrial history in what is believed to be British Coal’s biggest single legal transaction. The property partner took part in a marathon five-hour signing and sealing of hundreds of documents transferring mining rights to the private sector. Each document had to be stamped up to 10 times with the […]

Eversheds and Jaques merge

THE long-awaited merger between national practice Eversheds and City firm Jaques & Lewis has been finalised. The move took place on 9 January after months of talks between Eversheds and several City firms, including Theodore Goddard. The new London practice will be known as Eversheds Jaques & Lewis until June, when regional titles will be […]

Rivals join R&D forces

Fennell Betson reports TWO leading legal IT suppliers have decided to pool their resources so they can undertake a common research programme. Edinburgh-systems company HG Usher & Co and Hull-based AIM Professional are at the early stages of a joint approach which has surprised the legal market. AIM managing director John Wilde says the two […]

In brief: Paper adds to debate on modern legalese

Two Commonwealth lawyers, Spring Yuen Ching Fung and Anthony Watson-Brown from the Attorney General’s chambers in Hong Kong, have produced a working paper on “deconstructing legislative sentences”. It is part of a bigger project undertaken by the authors as Nuffield Foundation research fellows at the University of London’s Institute of Advanced Legal Studies to help […]

In brief: Four Weddings actress in College video

‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ actress Robin McCaffrey plays the lead role in a new College of Law promotional video. McCaffrey, who played the woman who married Hugh Grant’s brother in the film, appears as a student visiting the College’s four branches to view facilities and learn about the Legal Practice Course. The 30-minute video […]

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