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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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When 'guilty' is the better choice

The chances of prisoners gaining parole are heightened if they admit to being guilty. But, as John Cooper writes, this is a double-edged sword for those who are innocent. John Cooper is a barrister at 3 Gray’s Inn Square. During the course of a contested criminal trial defendants will vigorously assert their innocence. Sometimes the […]

Nigel Pleming QC on the implications of the Pinochet case. Nigel Pleming QC, a tenant of 39 Essex Street, was lead counsel for the Kingdom of Belgium. Nigel Pleming QC on the implications of

The case of R v Secretary of State of the Home Department, ex parte the Kingdom of Belgium is perhaps the final UK round of the Pinochet saga before the senator returns to Chile, too unwell to stand trial in Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, France, or the UK, in response to allegations of responsibility for torture […]

Clerking shake-up at 36 Bedford Row

A senior clerk to head a new team-based clerking structure has been appointed at 36 Bedford Row. The appointment of Bill Conner, who left George Carman QC’s dissolving New Court Chambers to join 36 Bedford Row, heralds the introduction of an innovative clerking structure at the fast-growing practice. Conner’s arrival brings to an end an […]

Power regulator recruits first general counsel from Simmons

The authority regulating gas and electricity has recruited its first general counsel from City firm Simmons & Simmons. Leading competition and energy law partner Charles Bankes will join the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) for two years on secondment to establish the role. Four firms – Simmons & Simmons, Denton Wilde Sapte, Nabarro […]

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