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Video: How to health check the anatomy of your legal matters

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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Litigation Recent Decisions 07/03/95

Lloyd’s: reinsurance ruling. Duties of Lloyd’s member agents to Names’ syndicates. PJ Aiken & Ors v Stewart Wrightson Members Agency Ltd & Ors (The Pulbrook Syndicates) (Ch.D (Potter J) Summary: Eleven consolidated actions by 378 Lloyd’s Names who were members of Lloyd’s Syndicates Nos.333, 334, 335, 426 and 427 (‘the syndicate’) for the 1985 underwriting […]

Property

Pillar Property Investments, advised by Gouldens, has bought Churchgate House and Lee House in Manchester for u20m from Team Group, advised by Gorna & Co.

Trainees demand better feedback

Tim Miller reports TRAINEE solicitors in local authorities are demanding more feedback from their bosses, a survey reveals. Less than half meet their supervisors on a monthly or more frequent basis to review their progress. And two-thirds of trainees would welcome more communication with their superiors. The research, carried out on behalf of the local […]

Law Society raises European profile

THE LAW Society is increasing its profile in Europe, with contact between the profession, politicians and officials growing during the past six months. A half-yearly report released by the Brussels office of the Law Societies of England, Wales and Scotland shows the office now has more input in European issues, and members of the profession […]

SCL Liverpool branch

The Society for Computers & Law has a new branch in Liverpool. This follows a successful society organised exhibition in the city last year. Cuff Roberts’ David Rawlinson is chair of the branch.

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