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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 […]

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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US Federal Trade Commission makes double hire for Bureau of Competition

The US Federal Trade Commission has recruited two senior competition lawyers to take up leading roles at the Bureau of Competition. Kenneth Glazer and David Wales have joined the bureau as deputy directors from Coca-Cola and Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft respectively. The pair replace former deputy director Barry Nigro, who left the bureau last November […]

Firm profile: Edwards Abrams Doherty

Liverpool-based law firm Edwards Abrams Doherty (EAD) moved to new offices at the beginning of April to accommodate its rapidly expanding team. Managing partner: Garry AbramsTurnover: £8mTotal number of partners: 18 Total number of fee-earners: 40Main practice areas: Trade union, employment, personal injury, clinical negligence, commercial property, conveyancing, white-collar crimeKey clients: Trade unionsNumber of offices: […]

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Farrer & Co has made a double raid on Wedlake Bell, poaching two corporate lawyers, including the firm’s former practice head. Wedlake’s corporate partner Adam Walker and associate Jaideep Bal will both join Farrers, Bal as a partner, giving the firm’s mid-market focussed practice seven corporate partners. Walker had been corporate head at Wedlakes for […]

EU backs International Criminal Court to the hilt

THE EU has promised that its institutions will cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) and will even exchange information with its investigators. The cooperation agreement will come into force on 1 May 2006. It involves creating a central EU contact point for the ICC. The EU will also allow its staff to testify in […]

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