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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 […]

Jersey residential leases – More regulations on the way

By Katharine Marshall New minimum standards for rental accommodation are due to come into force at the start of October and comprise the latest in a series of laws and regulations affecting the Jersey residential tenancy market. In recent years, the States of Jersey has moved to modernise laws around tenancies introducing rules around the format […]

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It's just not ticket, old man

News reaches Tulkinghorn of a rumoured parting shot from a disgruntled Pinsent Curtis Biddle lawyer. He is sure it cannot possibly be true, given how gentlemanly all the Pinsents lawyers are, but here goes: when the unnamed chap was leaving the firm he told a fellow partner he had some tickets to a rugby international […]

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A couple of weeks back (11 February) we reported on the news that Slaughter and May was taking an active role in the Government-sponsored report into women’s employment. Along with Simmons & Simmons, Slaughters is one of the few firms to go public on the issue of the gender gap at partner level.Very laudable, but […]

Knife-wielding mugger was Law Soc archivist

A former Law Society employee has been sent to prison for four and a half years for carrying out knifepoint robberies at Brixton station Darryl Adegoke, who worked at the society’s archive centre in Bermondsey, East London between July and November 2001, was sentenced for the offences at Southwark Crown Court last week. He had […]

Prisoners of law?

Louise Christian is not a woman to be taken lightly, evidenced by her latest test – demanding that the Government interjects in the Guantanamo situation Louise Christian is enjoying the lull both after and before the storm. The day before we met, she had laid down the gauntlet to the Government over the treatment of […]

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