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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 […]

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New EU directive – How will it affect family-related leave in Hungary?

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Bournemouth Borough Council is suing WH Saunders & Son of Southampton; LG Mouchal & Partners of West Byfleet; and Technical Timber Services of Romsey. The claim against WH Saunders and LG Mouchal is for damages for alleged breach of contracts made between 1984 and 1986 and negligence over the design, specification, and supervision of building […]

Dadds gains Druces family team

Gordon Dadds’ family department has regained its place as one of the country’s largest by poaching Druces & Attlee’s two-partner family law group.Druces & Attlee’s head of family Kathryn Peat, partner David Ruck, assistant solicitor Ann Northover and secretarial staff, will all move to Gordon Dadds on 7 June. It is the second coup in […]

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“I’ve never seen a flying saucer… and I don’t profess to having been abducted, but I don’t think believing in UFOs makes one an ‘odd bod’. From what I’ve heard of what they do to you… I’d rather extract my own semen than have it done for me.” – Irving David, senior partner at David […]

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