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Video: How to health check the anatomy of your legal matters

By Rob MacAdam With clients expecting more efficiency, transparency and value from their lawyers, it’s time for law firms to re-engineer their legal service delivery into real competitive advantage. In this video, Rob MacAdam, Director of Legal Solutions, identifies six elements that make up the anatomy of a legal matter, and discusses what improvements can be […]

Updates on proportionality of costs in court proceedings

By Gwendoline Davies, Claire Acklam Anyone involved in the conduct of litigation will be aware that the ‘overriding objective’, at rule 1.1 (1) of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), requires cases to be dealt with “justly and at proportionate cost”. Unfortunately, the question of what is proportionate continues to cause confusion and dispute.  In this latest […]

Women on Boards – As they progress, businesses thrive

By Susana Almeida Lopes Women represent 50% of the working population and are as much or more educated and qualified as men are. However, the problem of gender diversity (or lack of it), especially in top positions in organisations, is a persistent societal problem, and there are (many) studies that, if concrete measures are not taken, […]

Franchise resales – should franchisors be involved?

By Emma Lusty It is a common misconception that a franchise network with a high level of resales is a bad sign. In fact, a healthy resale market is a good sign. It means that franchisees are able to build up profitable businesses which can be sold to recover a return on their initial investment and […]

New EU directive – How will it affect family-related leave in Hungary?

By Daniel Gera, Dorottya Gindl Gender equality may be a core EU principle, but it will not become a reality without effective legal action. To meet the EU objective of reaching a 75% employment rate for both men and women by 2020, the European Commission aims to change the existing legal framework. Thus, the European […]

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Jersey calling

Changes to the UK corporate tax regime have prompted some businesses to set up shop in Jersey. By Mike Jeffrey It has been widely reported in the UK press that a number of UK ­corporates with significant non-UK business interests are considering migrating for tax purposes to ­Ireland or other lower taxation jurisdictions in an […]

Wall St Woes: Labor data

The dramatic drop in legal jobs last month is an indicator that recession is more than just looming. The US Bureau of Labor Data Statistics monthly employment report paints a bleak picture reporting the first significant year on employment rate drop in a decade (see story). Record layoffs and firm dissolutions have contributed significantly to […]

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New compromise

Guernsey’s new Companies Law means that compromise agreements are now more aligned with English law. Nick Gamble and Mathew Newman report A problem typical to insolvent/quasi-insolvent restructurings is that claims are often structured in two different ways. They are either structured as to require unanimity among a creditor class for changes to the fundamental terms […]

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