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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 […]

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New EU directive – How will it affect family-related leave in Hungary?

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A legal system fit for the 21st century

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ALMOST half of this year’s partnership appointments by US firm Shearman & Sterling were lawyers practising in the firm’s offices outside the US. Last week, the firm announced 15 new partners, six of whom were based in European offices. In London, UK lawyer Rupert Walker, hired in 1996, was made a partner. Meanwhile, in Paris […]

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