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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 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 […]

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Three new female partners for Beachcrofts

Beachcroft Wansbroughs has made up three partners, all female, in its smallest round of promotions for three years. The new partners are based in London and Leeds and see the firm strengthen some of its core practice areas. In Beachcrofts’ core insurance sector, London-based injury risk solicitor Paula Jefferson becomes a partner. She is joined by […]

Norton Rose introduces chief as part of Athens growth strategy

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Hammonds set to take harder line on partner departures

Hammonds is to radically reform the way it handles resignations and notice periods of departing partners once the firm’s 14-month lock-in ends in June. The firm is considering a range of measures that will help to cut down on the number of departures in any one year. Hammonds’ options include extending its current six-month notice period to a […]

Wragges misses £400,000 but breaks £100m for 2006

Birmingham giant Wragge & Co has posted a 28.7 per cent increase in average profit per equity partner (PEP) for the 2005/06 year, rising from £307,000 to £395,000.Average PEP growth slowed during the past year compared to the recorded 47.6 per cent hike in 2004/05. But turnover shot up almost 15 per cent, tipping revenues […]

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