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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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LeBoeuf partner Garard appointed ITV legal chief

ITV has appointed LeBoeuf Lamb Green & Macrae corporate partner Andrew Garard as its legal director to replace outgoing Kyla Mullins. It is understood that Garard, who was previously group general counsel at Cable & Wireless, had decided to return to in-house work following his one-year stint at the firm. He is expected to take […]

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UK 200 Position: 6 UK 200 Share… Position: 6 =Firm: Lovells Turnover: £479mProfit per equity partner: £661KEarnings per partner: £525KEquity spread: £413K-£826KNet profit: £152.7mProfit margin: 32 per centRevenue per fee-earner: £260KRevenue per lawyer: £359KRevenue per partner: £1,405KRevenue per equity partner: £2.07mTotal number of fee-earners: 1,844Total number of qualified partners: 1,335Total number of partners: 341Total number […]

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Dewey, LeBoeuf tie-up to complete in record time

Dewey Ballantine and LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae are set to rush through partnership voting on their planned merger just one working day before the combination is due to go live. Both sides are positive about the merger, which should be effective from 1 October, with one senior-level partner claiming it was “already a done […]

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