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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, […]

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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Fraud Advisory Panel makes Wright decision

Rosalind Wright is to replace George Staple QC as the chair of the Fraud Advisory Panel. The panel’s main role is to publicise damage to the economy as a consequence of fraud. Wright is currently the director of the Serious Fraud Office. She will replace Staple when he steps down in May. First revealed on […]

Taylor Wessing boosts Düsseldorf office with partner hire

Taylor Wessing has hired CEA Capital Partners investment director Ernst-Albrecht von Beauvais as a partner in its Düsseldorf office. Von Beauvais is a media specialist who previously worked for Bertelsmann Group; he also worked as head of business development at German pay-TV station Premiere. At Taylor Wessing he will concentrate on international M&A and leveraged […]

Separated at birth

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Marathon Fran

Tulkinghorn’s cartoonist Fran Orford spent yesterday running the London Marathon to raise money for Children With Leukaemia. As part of his fundraising activities, throughout April Fran is undertaking commissions and donating the fees to charity. You can also purchase the originals of strips that have already appeared in Tulkinghorn. Go to www.francartoons.com for more details.

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