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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 […]

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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, […]

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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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Thelen Reid welcomes nine Arent Fox partners

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Norton Rose calls a halt to newbies' salary rises

Norton Rose is freezing the salaries of its newly qualified and trainee lawyers, following the example set by other top City firms last week Brendan Monaghan, Norton Rose deputy head of personnel, confirmed that all newly qualifieds had been informed that starting salaries would remain unchanged at £50,000 as of 1 May.Trainee lawyers’ pay has […]

Goldsmith slashes Govt provincial panel

Panel members to be cut from 150 to 100; ninety-four barristers asked to reapply Lord Goldsmith, the Attorney-General, is cutting the number of barristers on the Government’s provincial panel by a third. At the same time, he has terminated the appointments of almost two-thirds of the existing panel, although they are now allowed to reapply […]

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