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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Virtual Estate Planning: Your Digital Legacy

In February 2015, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, announced the company’s plans to introduce a “legacy contact” feature to accounts .  The main purpose of this new user feature is to allow the account holder to nominate a friend or family member to manage their profile when they pass away.  The feature will enable the nominee to announce the user’s death, close the user’s account or keep it as a memorial. Since this announcement there has been much discussion on virtual estate planning.

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LChalmers

Court Wades Through Deep Water To Cancel Out Wind Farm Contractor’s Liability

With one huge judicial blow the English Court of Appeal last week reduced a sub-sea engineering contractor’s liability from €26.25 million to just £10, showing that if you want to impose a ‘fitness for purpose’ liability in your contract you must be upfront and crystal clear in your wording.

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LChalmers

#OG2050 – Never let a serious crisis go to waste

Philip Rodney

Rahm Emanuel, now the Mayor of Chicago, famously said “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that, it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”

While what we are experiencing just now may feel like an oil price crisis, that’s not really the root cause.

Where the crisis lies is in the high cost of recovering oil and gas – particularly from the North Sea. At the expense of stating the obvious, there are two variables at work which will determine the health of the oil and gas sector – price and cost.

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