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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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Radcliffes to gain lucrative Italian work with City senior lawyer hire

London firm Radcliffes is poised to win work in Italy, potentially worth millions, after strengthening its cross-border capability by luring a dual-qualified senior lawyer to join the practice as a consultant. The Italian group comprises associate Nello Pasquini, a dual-qualified corporate lawyer, and founder and head Michael Nathanson. Nathanson anticipates that sole practitioner Arturio Barone’s […]

Senior clerk leaves Falcon Chambers

London property set Falcon Chambers has parted company with senior clerk Mark Clewley on. The set has chosen not to appoint first deputy Steven Francis, who is currently the acting senior clerk, as the successor, despite his long service under Clewley. Head of chambers Jonathan Gaunt QC says: “We’re all sorry to see Mark go, […]

Can you keep a secret?

Some news of jolly japes among senior clerks has come to Tulkinghorn’s attention. It all revolves around a fiendish plot to test the discretion of senior clerk Julian Hawes at Brick Court. Just before Christmas, Hawes was told a tragic story by an unscrupulous clerk who asked him not to tell a soul. The story […]

Simpson Thacher raids Cooley Godward

New York firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has bulked up its presence on the West Coast at the expense of Silicon Valley giant Cooley Godward. The firm, which already has a nine-partner office in the Valley, is taking Cooley Godward’s managing partner of compensation and benefits Stephen Fackler to take it to what it describes […]

Sidleys and Brown & Wood set for merger

Chicago-based Sidley & Austin and New York’s Brown & Wood are planning a merger that will make them the third largest firm in the US. The combination of the firms’ London operations will also create a formidable capital markets practice. With nearly 100 lawyers in the City, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, as it will […]

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