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How the courts are interpreting long-term maintenance contracts

By Ian Yule The Private Finance Initiative (PFI) may be past its peak, but various cases have come to court in the past few years involving long-term maintenance contracts, including PFIs. Three cases in particular are worth noting. They have featured issues such as whether terms should be implied about co-operation, how good faith clauses […]

Pimlico Plumbers – contract matters and the ‘gig’ economy

By Alex Mellis The ‘gig’ economy cases, scattered throughout the different tiers of varying jurisdictions of courts and tribunals, excite much interest when the latest decision is published and flashed across the media. The recent decision of the Supreme Court in Pimlico Plumbers & Anor v Smith, handed down on 13 June 2018, will be no […]

Ukraine: new corporate law governing LLCs

The new law “On Limited and Additional Liability Companies” No. 2275-VIII has come into effect, with the exception of some specific provisions related to inheritance that take effect on 17 June 2019. The law introduces fundamental changes to the rules that apply to the operation of companies with limited and additional liability, grants their participants […]

Tech industry faces data security crisis as global protectionism grows

Data protectionism is on the rise across global technology networks and could be stunting tech growth and development, according to a report by Gowling WLG. According to the report, some of the world’s most successful technology economies, including Finland, Sweden, Korea, The Netherlands, UK and Canada, are susceptible to protectionist policies. All but the USA […]

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Time to pay for crimes against humanity

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In brief: Drugs merger collapse 'a bit of a shock'

Jeremy Marriage, the Linklaters lawyer advising SmithKline Beecham, said the collapse of his client’s merger talks with Glaxo Wellcome last week came ‘as a bit of a shock’. SmithKline is understood to have broken off the talks because it could not get some of the people it wanted in management. Speculation mounted last week that […]

Law Soc attacks LAB plan to cut back med neg firms

A LEGAL Aid Board (LAB) proposal to restrict the number of firms conducting medical negligence cases to only 90 has been slammed by the Law Society but welcomed by the group Action for Victims of Medical Accidents (AVMA). In its response to the government’s consultation paper on withdrawing legal aid from personal injury cases, the […]

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