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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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Simmons brings in US-qualified Jones Day associate as a partner

Simmons & Simmons has taken Jones Day senior associate Daniel Winterfeldt to bulk up its US group, continuing with its strategy of hiring senior associates from US and magic circle firms as partners. US-qualified Winterfeldt will become a securities partner in the five-lawyer US group. He will focus on life sciences and financial institutions. The […]

Eversheds, Freshfields win care home deal

Eversheds and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have acted on one of the largest deals in the care home sector. The former advised Sunrise Senior Living on the $1.1bn (£546.63m) sale of 15 senior living communities across the UK and on the establishment of a joint venture with Morgan Stanley Real Estate. The latter was advised by […]

Old Square creates ADR capability

Employment and personal injury set Old Square Chambers has launched a specialist alternative dispute resolution (ADR) group. The move comes in response to the growing demand for mediation and arbitration following an improved awareness of the benefits of ADR, the set said. The new mediation and ADR group will be headed by Professor Roy Lewis, […]

Two’s company

Two is better than one, and the successful working relationship of Simon Bromwich and Geoffrey Green has seen Ashurst nudge its way into the UK top 10 Ashurst senior partner Geoffrey Green and managing partner Simon Bromwich are quite the double act. On paper, the two are chalk and cheese: Green is the effusive ideas […]

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