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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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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, […]

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

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Kerrie Lloyd-Dawson reports on insolvency reforms and the progress of the Enterprise Bill The Government will shortly be announcing its conclusions following consultation on its proposals for the reform of insolvency and bankruptcy practice. This was set out in the white paper entitled ‘Productivity and Enterprise – Insolvency: A Second Chance’, published in July 2001. […]

Andersen Legal network faces massive claims over Enron

The Andersen Legal Network has received another blow as US class action law firms indicated they would sue the Andersen Worldwide Partnership Key Andersen Legal partners, including senior partner Tony Williams, face massive claims as they are members of the unlimited Andersen Worldwide Partnership.The setback comes as the network was saved from collapse by merger […]

Clayton Utz in brand overhaul to reflect regional office integration

Clayton Utz is to rebrand this financial year in a bid to communicate its regional integration more effectively and to highlight its non-transactional practice The move follows the integration of its six state offices in July 2000. The 185-partner firm has been advised by brand design consultancy The Partners, which also worked on the 1999 […]

China crisis as Shanghai erects ceiling on charges

Local govt places limit on fees; ambiguity concerning foreign firms’ inclusion The Shanghai local government has cast huge uncertainty over global law firms’ China practices by issuing a notice on lawyers’ fees, which sets an upper limit of 3,000 yuan (A$697/£255) per hour.Foreign law firms have not been mentioned explicitly, so it is unclear whether […]

AAR star quits for Credit Suisse

Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) rainmaker Peter Cameron will begin work at Credit Suisse First Boston in April Cameron, head of mergers and acquisitions at AAR, will take over from John Wylie to become chairman of the Australian investment banking division. Cameron is known for his role as key adviser on some of the most complex […]

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