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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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National firms turn away from international promotions in 2014

National firms have turned their attention to growth at home in this year’s partner promotions round, with a 15 percentage point drop in the number of new partners working in UK firms’ overseas offices. Research for this week’s cover feature shows that between 2012 and 2014, an average of 66.6 per cent of newly-promoted partners […]

Allen & Overy advises ING and NN Group on IPO of up to 77 million ordinary shares

Allen & Overy (A&O) has advised ING and NN Group on the initial public offering (IPO) of up to 77 million ordinary shares of NN Group through ING (the selling shareholder). This includes the exchange into NN Group shares of €450m (£360m) of mandatorily subordinated notes, and excluding the exercise of the over-allotment option gross […]

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Fieldfisher breaks £100m barrier with turnover of £104m

Revenue at Fieldfisher has broken through the £100m barrier for the first time hitting £104m, an increase of 9.5 per cent on £95m for 2012/13. Fieldfisher also reported a 12 per cent rise in net profit, from £21m to £23.5m in 2013/14 – its highest point since the £26m recorded in 2007/08. Meanwhile, its average […]

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Promo nation: national firms’ investment priorities revealed

UK firms have focused this year’s partner promotions on home, but which cities and practice areas dominate investment? The pattern of partner promotions at national firms over the past three years signals a cooling of the love affair with overseas growth, as they turn their attention to home. The overall geographic split for appointments between […]

Goodman Derrick assists in establishment of independent press monitor

Goodman Derrick has been commissioned to assist in the establishment of IMPRESS: the Independent Monitor for the Press.  Launched in December 2013, the IMPRESS Project is aimed at establishing a press regulator that is independent of both newspaper owners and politicians.  With the support of journalists and free-speech campaigners including Sir Harold Evans, Lisa Appignanesi […]

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