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Schemes of arrangement of overseas companies

A scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006 is a court-driven process that permits a restructuring on the basis that the requisite majority, by number and value, ... Read more

Failing health: why air quality legislation is not working


A whole body of well-established legislation controlling air pollution is failing to deliver results, in terms of preventing or reducing an estimated 29,000 premature deaths per year in the UK alone. ... Read more

Condition precedents: why, when and how should you use them?


When drafting a commercial agreement, it is prudent to think carefully about the potential issues that may lie ahead once the agreement has been signed and governs ... Read more

TUPE transfers, assignment/assignation and restrictive covenants: the Scottish perspective

Lawyers have to deal with many issues when businesses are reorganising or making acquisitions but one that can be overlooked is protecting a firm’s ability to enforce ... Read more

Immigration appeals: the demise of the independent adjudicator

For some time, individuals making immigration applications both in the UK and outside of the UK have had the right to appeal to the Immigration Tribunal if their applications were refused. ... Read more

At cross porpoises? The lessons from Dolphin Square

The right to acquire the freehold or an extended leasehold interest conferred on the lessees of blocks of flats pursuant to the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 continues ... Read more

 

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Top ten pearls of wisdom every newly qualified in-house lawyer should know



Have you ever asked yourself the following question: what do I know now about being an in-house lawyer that I wish I knew then? By answering this simple question, general counsel can impart meaningful pearls of wisdom onto those new to the corporate counsel career, allowing them to benefit from some useful and practical advice from experienced in-house colleagues. For the benefit of those who are new to in-house, or those transitioning from a law firm to an in-house position, here are our top ten pearls of wisdom, based on advice provided by leading general counsel at Thomson ...

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