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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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Herbert Smith client the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile has received a public apology from the European Commission for leaking documents. Stephen Kinsella, managing partner of Herbert Smith’s Brussels office, says it is the first time the commission has done such a thing. He is now pushing for costs of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Law Soc chief quits over 'witch-hunt'

The chairman of the Law Society’s Compliance and Supervision Committee has resigned his chair and council seat following the suspension of Office for the Supervision of Solicitors (OSS) boss Peter Ross. Sources say Howard Hardy was “disgusted” at the “witch-hunt” of Ross and his team and felt compelled to stand down both from the committee, […]

Scuffle of the week

New Labour supporter Helena Kennedy QC – once tipped to replace Lord Irvine and become the first Lady Chancellor – is embroiled in a dispute with the Charity Commission over her u35,000 annual honorarium as chairwoman of the British Council. The Charity Commission is disputing the payment of a fixed sum rather than “reasonable expenses” […]

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Rowe & Maw is launching a brand-building advertising campaign on London Underground aimed at bringing its name home to City commuters. The Rowe & Maw poster ads will occupy space currently advertising KPMG’s services at Bank station, says a Rowe & Maw spokesman. The spokesman says Rowe & Maw needs to raise its profile. The […]

In brief: Tarmac

Tarmac has appointed a new head of legal following the demerger of its two core businesses. Dirk FitzHugh, former group legal adviser for Tarmac, will become company secretary at breakaway construction business Carillion. James Stirk, formally company secretary, becomes deputy company secretary at Tarmac. Tarmac also announced a new panel after the demerger, on which […]

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