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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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Focus: Lawyers in parliament: The Commons touch

The next intake of MPs will be very different following the general election, with plenty more Conservative lawyers at Westminster. Who is most likely to be elected? Next summer – and possibly even sooner – voters will head to polling ­stations for a general election. Chances are this will be the biggest shake-up of the UK Parliament […]

It never rains but it pours

With lawyers getting rained on from a great height (literally) we could all do with a little good news right now. The Law Society upping the cost of a practising certificate by nearly 20 per cent was not it (see story). With professional indemnity insurance forcing many high street firms out of business, a bill […]

St John’s picks Outer Temple man as chief exec

Bristol-based St John’s Chambers has appointed Outer Temple’s business development director Derek Jenkins as chief executive. It follows the exit of ­former chief executive ­Vincent Denham, who left in June to join Fareham-headquartered Coffin Mew (The Lawyer, 16 June). Jenkins, who has been with Outer Temple for 29 years, is widely considered a bar stalwart […]

Pannone announces 3 per cent increase

Pannone brought in a turnover of £52.5m for the 2008-09 financial year, a 3 per cent increase on the total of £50.8m for 2007-08. The firm’s profit margin has dropped from 27 per cent last year to 22 per cent this time round. As a result average profit per equity partner (PEP) has fallen by […]

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