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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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Bingham makes the grade

The new Lord Chief Justice, Sir Thomas Bingham, is tipped to be as outspoken a defender of judicial independence as his predecessor. Bingham, former Master of the Rolls, is to become Lord Chief Justice next month. Lord Woolf, currently a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, will take over as Master of the Rolls. Bingham, 62, […]

Council deaf to busker's plea

By any standards, the issue of a warrant entitling Westminster City Council to seize equipment used by a busker is unusual. But the warrant issued by Bow Street Magistrates Court gave the council the right to enter London’s Leicester Square and seize the equipment of busker Bruno McDonald. And as solicitor Richard Barca, representing McDonald, […]

Mary Heaney looks at the technology boom south of the border

In the past decade, the electronics sector has seen a dramatic expansion with the Republic of Ireland now taking 23 per cent of all new greenfield electronics investment in Europe. Four of the top 10 PC hardware companies now operate in Ireland and the recent announcement by US computer company Gateway 2000 that it is […]

New senior partner at Fishburn Boxer

PROFESSIONALS are increasingly being made scapegoats when things go wrong, according to Andrew Davis, new senior partner at insurance law firm Fishburn Boxer. Davis, whose appointment will take effect from the beginning of next month, sees his role as “consolidating and building upon the existing success of the firm”. He replaces existing senior partner Richard […]

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