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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 They represent 50% of the working population and are as many or more educated and qualified as they are. However, the problem of gender diversity (or lack of it), especially in top positions in organizations, 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 […]

Higher Dutch VAT rate on several LS-products

By Luca van Silfhout, Patrick Vettenburg A number of goods and services, listed in an annex to the Dutch VAT Act, qualify for the reduced VAT rate (instead of the regular VAT rate of currently 21%). Among these goods and services are: qualifying medicines, first-aid type supplies such as bandages and qualifying medical aids such […]

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Surrey Council and Trowers take to the road

Trowers & Hamlins is to advise Surrey County Council on its £300m highway services contract. The contract will cover the repair and maintenance of the local authority’s road network, and Trowers will work with the council to achieve ‘best value’.This is the first time that a local authority has used a partnering process for such […]

Freshfields pounces on De Bandt in Brussels

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deri-nger has raided Belgian firm De Bandt van Hecke Lagae & Loesch, taking corporate partners Chris Sunt for its Brussels office. Sunt’s departure follows the decision by De Bandt to merge with Linklaters‘ Brussels operations.Sunt has spent the last 10 years at De Bandt, but had previously been in academia at Ghent University.Joint […]

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InterCall, a conference call service provider, has appointed Helen Roberts as business development officer for its new specialist division LegalConnect. LegalConnect will provide a telephone-conference facility designed specifically for the legal profession. Roberts joins InterCall from BT, where she set up BT Legal Call. She is now responsible for sales, marketing and coordinating operations at […]

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Tulkinghorn is delighted to announce the winner of The Lawyer’s competition to win a sumptuous weekend in Cliveden, in the Thames Valley. Despite Mrs Tulkinghorn spending hours sending numerous entries, all the while muttering, “I’m not going to take a curmudgeonly old man with me, I’ve got other options you know,” she failed to scoop […]

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