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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 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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In brief: Denton Hall in DBFO first

The contract hiving off the management of the A69 between Carlisle and Newcastle to the private sector under a new government initiative was drawn up by City firm Denton Hall. The contract between the Highways Agency and the Road Link Consortium, a group of six companies, is the first under the Department of Transport’s Design, […]

In brief: International law summer school

London Guildhall University is offering courses in English and International Law as part of its 1996 summer school programme. The summer school is open to English and overseas students throughout July and August and includes visits to the Law Courts, the Inns of Court and City institutions.

Financings

SJ Berwin & Co advised British Land Co in its placing and open offer to raise £222.5 million. Allen & Overy advised brokers to the issue

Litigation Personal Injury 16/01/96

Dexter v Ministry of Defence – QBD 7 December 1995 Claimant: Keith Dexter, 3Accident: Medical negligence Injury: Plaintiff underwent treatment for swollen testicle; after treatment he developed testicular cancer; testicle swelled to size of American soft ball and had to be amputated; plaintiff discharged from army where he had reached rank of sergeant and as […]

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SJ Berwin & Co and the European Commission in the UK will stage a series of six briefings on EU commercial policy and related issues during the next four months. The briefings, which start with a session on new directions in EU and competition law on 22 January, will be given by senior community officials […]

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