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Discover 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 They represent 50% of the working population and are as many or more educated and qualified as they are. However, the problem of gender diversity (or lack of it), especially in top positions in organizations, 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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Hogans lands telecoms ace from Hughes

The Paris office of Washington’s largest law firm Hogan & Hartson has poached a top communications partner from rival Hughes Hubbard & Reed. Winston Maxwell, who is highly regarded within his sector, represents clients in telecommunications, internet and new media law. He is admitted to practice in New York and is an Avocat à la […]

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Queen’s Bench Division Commercial Court (Cresswell J) 3 November 2000 This trial of an action formed part of the Lloyd’s Names litigation, which concerned three sample Lloyd’s Names who had not accepted the reconstruction and renewal settlement. The issue was whether Lloyd’s had made misrepresentations that it knew to be untrue and/or was reckless whether […]

Usher takes top spot at DLA's London office

National law firm DLA has appointed a new London managing partner to succeed Paul Nicholls, who died suddenly last October. Catherine Usher is the first woman to be appointed by DLA to head an office. The firm’s overall strategy is set by an elected board, and Usher’s role will be to coordinate and implement that […]

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