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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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Prepare for a European currency

European monetary union is closer than most lawyers think and if they don’t consider its implications soon they may miss the boat, warns Geoffrey Yeowart EU: single currency intended to boost harmony in union recent reports in the press may have lulled many lawyers into believing they can ignore the issue of a European single […]

Payment denied to bereaved families

A POLICEMAN denied bereavement compensation for his son’s murder after the collapse of the criminal injuries compensation scheme has appealed for legal help. John Davis had the prospect of £10,000 compensation snatched away when the House of Lords threw out Home Secretary Michael Howard’s controversial tariff-based scheme in April. Although his application had already been […]

Firm shows off Windows form software

Firm shows off Windows form software Stationery group Oyez recently launched its new legal forms software at the Software for Solicitors exhibition. The Windows software for legal forms was previously marketed by Kedge. Oyez adapted the software for its own use. City firm Denton Hall currently uses Laserform, which is the market leader in electronic […]

Birmingham firm puts pro bono service on Internet

A BIRMINGHAM law firm has announced what it claims to be the first ever UK on-line pro bono service. The service by Tyndallwoods is aimed at community and environmental pressure groups who can receive advice over the Internet from its newly created Community Law Department. The service is designed to cover planning, environmental and housing […]

Strathclyde LLM goes into orbit

Linda Tsang reports Strathclyde University Law School has launched its LLM in Legal Informatics course into cyberspace. It is believed to be the first course to do this. The university’s postgraduate course in information technology law has switched its method of instruction to electronic distance learning. A database of over 25Mb of electronic teaching materials […]

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