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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, […]

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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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Reputation management: four prominent recent Collyer Bristow cases

A brief overview of four cases in which the firm has helped clients guard their reputation: We obtained a ‘revenge porn’ privacy injunction to prevent the distribution of intimate photographs of our client.  Because the subject matter was deeply private we obtained an order that the proceedings should be anonymised. A harassment injunction helped a businessman […]

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Ogier says the main drivers for managers to choose the BVI have been the extension of the scope of the regime to enable approved managers to manage non-BVI fund structures and the increased willingness to permit applicants for approved manager status to manage accounts.  Ogier partner Simon Schilder commented “In the past 12 months we’ve seen […]

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