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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 […]

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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 […]

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, […]

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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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Lovells loses another partner in London

Jones Day’s City arm has raided Lovells for a employment partner Mark Taylor. Taylor, who joined Lovells as a senior associate from the now defunct firm Garretts in 2000 and became a partner in 2002, resigned earlier this month. His departure leaves Lovells with four employment partners in London. Lovells’ managing partner David Harris said: […]

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New York firms Cravath Swaine & Moore and Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft have both grabbed the top roles on Johnson & Johnson’s $16.6bn acquisition of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. Cravath partner George Schoen said old connections helped the firm win its role: “Johnson & Johnson is a long term client of Cravath. It’s a carve-out business […]

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Freshfields to ditch all-equity partnership

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s partners have voted in favour of introducing salaried partners across all of the magic circle firm’s offices. The voting concluded earlier today (28 June) with the majority of Freshfields partners voting in favour of radical plans to abolish the firm’s cherished all-equity partnership. Freshfields’ partnership council approved the plans to create fixed-share […]

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