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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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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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A restructuring of its funds legislation, its proximity to Europe and good quality infrastructure are making Gibraltar an enticing proposition for fund promoters, says James Lasry The global expansion in funds has put considerable pressure on established fund centres such as Dublin, Luxembourg and the Caribbean. This has given rise to delays in fund establishment […]

Buchanan Ingersoll and Klett Rooney join forces

Pittsburgh-based Buchanan Ingersoll and Klett Rooney Lieber & Schorling have merged to form the Pennsylvania’s largest law firm, with more than 525 lawyers. The new firm, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, will have an estimated combined turnover of $265m (£143.71m). Buchanan chief executive Tom VanKirk will lead the new firm for at least the next three […]

Firm profile: Blandy & Blandy

Thames Valley firm Blandy & Blandy has a long and proud tradition in law, but since the start of the millennium, the firm has really hit its stride. Senior partner: Richard GriffithsManaging partners: Philip D’Arcy and Nick BurrowsTurnover: £5.2mTotal number of partners: 15Total number of fee-earners: 44Main practice areas: Employment, dispute resolution, company/commercial, property/ planning, […]

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