Hot 100 2015: record number of in-housers among this year’s stand-out lawyers

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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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11 Stone Buildings’ Marcia Shekerdemian is appointed Queen’s Counsel

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Schoenherr assists GE in Austria technology takeover

Schoenherr has advised GE Jenbacher, a subsidiary of the US-based conglomerate General Electric (GE), on its acquisition of Francesconi Technologie, a technological products firm based in Kapfenberg, Austria. Francesconi manufactures precision components for measuring medical, microsystems, precision mechanics and sensor technology, as well as precision casings, metal components and laser screens. Its gas engine division […]

No5 Chambers barrister in green belt appeal

The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in Gedling BC v Timmins.   This is a green belt policy case that casts some doubt, but reaches no definitive conclusion, on earlier decisions that said development that is not inappropriate in the green belt is confined to the descriptions in paragraphs 89 and 90 of the Framework. […]

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The Hot 100 2015: The bar

Laying the groundwork for an Ebola vaccine, throwing a lifeline to British manufacturing and holding Government to account for exceeded pollution limits – some of the inspirational stunts pulled off by this year’s A-listers. Richard Boulton QC, One Essex Court Richard Boulton QC is One Essex Court’s marathon man. In 2014, he survived five gruelling […]

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China’s Dacheng merges with Dentons to create world’s biggest firm

PRC firm Dacheng is to merge with global firm Dentons in only the second tie-up between a Chinese and Anglo-Saxon firm in history. The deal, which is understood to be taking effect next week, will create a firm with 6,500 lawyers, making it the world’s largest by headcount. Due to Chinese regulatory restrictions the deal […]

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