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Mediation is growing in the Indian legal system, says judge

“Mediation was a mere flicker of light in the Indian legal system but is now growing and becoming more prominent,” said Justice Nutan Sardessai.  She was speaking as chief guest at the concluding ceremony of the four-day third Edition of ‘International Dispute ResolutionCompetition, Lex Infinitum 2018’ hosted by V M

US lawyer rating service Avvo bought by Internet Brands

The legal rating website, which was founded in 2006, will join Internet Brands which has a number of legal websites. The company gave no details on price in a statement announcing the sale.  Avvo is a leading online legal marketplace which connects lawyers and consumers

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Ireland positions itself as post-Brexit legal hub

The Bar Council of Ireland has launched an initiative to promote Ireland as a leading centre globally for international legal services. Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands are all planning to introduce set up English language courts. Post-Brexit, Ireland will be the only English speaking

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Singapore makes major move into legaltech

Singapore is making moves in legaltech as it announces that it will host Southeast Asia’s first legaltech accelerator from April.  The plan is to grow legaltech startups as well as incubate new business models or services conceived by law firms. The Future Law Innovation Programme

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Leading Israeli law firms merge

Two leading Israeli law firms have merged. Shibolet & Co and Raved Magriso Benkel & Co join forces to form a top five law firm. Shibolet & Co is one of the largest law firms in Israel for cross-border transactions and specialises in high tech

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King & Wood Mallesons launches virtual trainee programme

In a first, King & Wood Mallesons has upped the game for law graduates by launching Australia’s first virtual experience internship programme. The law firm has joined forces with InsideSherpa and received over 1000 applications from 42 universities. According to KWM chief executive partner Beverley