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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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In brief: Partner appointed two years after articles

A Cheltenham firm has appointed a 26-year-old as one of its nine partners. Julia Willis joins the partnership of Bretherton Price Elgoods just four years after joining the firm and only two years after completing her articles there. Willis is a personal injury specialist.

£50,0000 claim against police

A man who claims he was badly injured during an incident at Dudley Magistrates Court in February 1994 is making a High Court claim against West Midlands Police. Birmingham-based practice, Russell Jones & Walker, which is acting for claimant Kenneth Glewes, estimates that the claim is worth at least £50,000.

Dentons' China call

Denton Hall has been appointed as part of an advisory team sponsored by the Asian Development Bank to assist the Chinese government on the Chengdu Water Project, the first water treatment facility to be put out for competitive bid under the country’s experimental build, operate and transfer programme. Denton Hall is also part of a […]

Mind the gaps on Tupe

The House of Lords must sort out the confusion regarding the transfer of undertakings regulations says Simon Mills. Simon Mills is a barrister at One Essex Court chambers. Last year’s decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Wilson v St Helens Borough Council created a swell of uneasiness among employment practitioners. The EAT held […]

Project finance

Baker & McKenzie’s Warsaw and London offices advised Polish and international consortium Autostrada Wielkopolska on winning its contract to build the A2 toll motorway from the Polish transport ministry, advised by its in-house team and New York firm Hawkins Delafield Wood.

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