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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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Germany’s Luther launches City office

German independent Luther is launching a representative office in London, joining a number of other German firms present in the UK The firm will take office space in the building used by non-exclusive US best friend Faegre Baker Daniels (formerly Faegre & Benson), after turning down a deal to use Berwin Leighton Paisner’s premises following […]

Kerman & Co merges with Max Bitel Greene

Full-service West End firm Kerman & Co has merged with sports and media boutique Max Bitel Greene (MBG). Operating under the Kerman & Co brand, the combined firm now has 18 partners. Two of Max Bitel Greene’s six partners, Nick Bitel and Louise Millington-Roberts, have made partnership. The legacy firm’s remaining four partners have become […]

BBC promotes in-houser to GC role

The BBC has named a new group general counsel to replace Nicholas Eldred, who left the organisation in 2011 to join auction house Christie’s. Sarah Jones has been appointed as the BBC’s new group general counsel. Jones joined the BBC in 1996 as head of litigation from Allen & Overy, where she was an associate. […]

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Inner Temple sets face summer chaos as Belgian Olympic Committee moves in

Concerns have been raised over the prospect of up to 50,000 visitors to the Inner Temple during the summer Olympics following a deal to allow the  Belgian Olympic Committee (BOIC) to reside there for the event. Management of chambers located in the Inner Temple were called to a meeting with the Honourable Society of the […]

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Moves: 16 January 2012

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has turned to US rival Weil Gotshal & Manges for a London restructuring hire, scooping partner Dominic McCahill. McCahill, who advises on insolvencies and restructurings, joins London practice head Chris Mallon in Skadden’s corporate restructuring team as the practice’s second City partner. Move of the week He also becomes […]

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