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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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The Year That Was: Highlights of 2004

Helen Power, City editor We’re off to do our Christmas shopping now, but for those of you with 10 working days left before Christmas, here are our top 10 favourite stories from 2004. In January, we brought you the news that the great Nigel Boardman was stepping down as head of corporate at Slaughter and […]

Interbrew legal chief takes helm of C&I Group London

The Commerce & Industry (C&I) Group has elected a new chair for London. Head of legal at Interbrew, Deepak Malhotra, takes over from Anthony Armitage – who resigned in October – as the regional head for London of the Law Society’s group for in-house lawyers. Malhotra remains co-chair of the C&I Group’s corporate governance committee. […]

6 Pump Court closes its doors as fee cuts and Clementi bite

One of the bar’s leading clinical negligence sets, 6 Pump Court, will dissolve on 17 January 2005. The set blames the dissolution partly on forthcoming cuts in fees for clinical negligence work and possible administrative cost burdens arising from the impact of the Clementi Review. Six of its tenants this week joined Hailsham Chambers, while […]

Legal & General panel review: the results

Legal & General has concluded a major review of its UK law legal advisers – creating five separate panels: group; UK operations; investment management; real estate and private equity. The firms that are members of one or more of the first three panels are: Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP); Clyde & Co; Eversheds; Freshfields; Halliwells; Lawrence […]

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