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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, […]

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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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In brief: Hindley press complaint upheld

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Firm welcomes CVs over superhighway

A legal recruitment agency has been the first to offer job-seekers a chance at an electronic application. ZMB Recruitment consultancy has a post-box on the electronic superhighway, the Internet. Applicants will be able to respond to job advertisements by sending their CV and letter to a mailbox address on the bottom of the advert. The […]

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PARTNERS at Kent-based Stantons were “absolutely horrified” to see their firm featured in in a story about a “sleazy solicitor running a sex agency and selling drugs”. The story in the News of the World alleged that a lawyer called Stephen Harvey worked for Stantons and was involved in prostitution and drugs. It carried a […]

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PROBLEMS facing solicitors and barristers practising advocacy, including the obstacles presented by awkward judges, will be examined in a major three-phase research project. The research will be commissioned by the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct (Aclec) with the aim of monitoring developments in the market for advocacy services following the extension […]

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