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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 […]

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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 […]

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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Clydes launches fourth US base with Atlanta opening today

Clyde & Co has hired two partners from US firm Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Cires to launch its fourth US office in Atlanta. Insurance partners Bob Fisher and James Chin launched the office today. Clydes senior partner James Burns said: “Bob and James bring with them extensive experience of complex, high-exposure claims for some of the […]

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Who are the top private equity lawyers rated by clients and lawyers, and what are the secrets of their mysterious art? The Lawyer can reveal all Private equity is well-known for being shrouded in secrecy, so when The Lawyer embarked on a major research project charting key trends in the sector we knew we would […]

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Hong Kong lawyers emerge as team acting for US whistleblower Snowden

Hong Kong firm Ho Tse Wai & Partners has been revealed as the legal team acting for American whistleblower Edward Snowden. Former Democratic Partner chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan, senior partner of Ho Tse Wai, held eleventh-hour negotiations with a Hong Kong government official last Friday (21 June) on Snowden’s behalf, according to the South China […]

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Recommind, a leader in unstructured data management, analysis and governance technology, has released the Recommind Information Governance Suite (IGS), the first integrated governance solution built from the ground up to manage and organise overwhelming amounts of unstructured data using powerful, court-approved machine-learning technology. Built on Recommind’s patented CORE® platform, IGS consists of four tightly integrated […]

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