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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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Unveiled: The Lawyer Awards Client Partner of the Year shortlist

The relationship between client and external lawyer is fundamental to the business of law. To that end, last year The Lawyer created the first-ever award for excellence in client service in which private practice lawyers had to be nominated by the clients they serve. The award, which is sponsored by Saunderson House for the second […]

DLA Piper advises Tilad on acquisition of office complex in Berlin

DLA Piper has advised Tilad, a multi-family office based in the Gulf region, on the acquisition of an office complex in Berlin from Société Générale Immobel SA. The acquisition took place as part of a share deal, which was financed by ING Real Estate Finance Germany. The DLA Piper team led by partner Fabian Mühlen […]

Allen & Overy hires CEE/CIS/SEE specialist to its banking and finance practice

Allen & Overy has announced the hiring of Attila K Csongrady as counsel to join the firm’s CEE English law banking and finance practice headed by Warsaw-based partner Dan Cocker.  Csongrady is qualified in England, Wales and New York and advises commercial and investment banks, private equity houses, sponsors and companies on a range of […]

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HSF pays tribute to former corporate recovery head in wake of suicide

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has paid tribute to former corporate recovery head Stephen Gale after he committed suicide earlier this year.  The firm paid tribute to a “hardworking and talented individual who was proud of this firm and his colleagues, and a man who went the extra mile for friends, clients and the numerous charities […]

Bottoms up for Heineken sole adviser deal

What do Eversheds and Pinsent Masons have in common? Their record-busting 2013/14 financial results for one thing, with Eversheds boosting profit to £85.4m and Pinsents smashing the £300m revenue barrier? Or maybe it’s their success at winning sole adviser roles? Both have secured high-profile wins in recent years, with Eversheds scoring a £10m Tyco deal […]

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