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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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The work of an amicable man

Jonathan Seres Jonathan Seres aims to bring clarity to the confused in the murky waters of pension law; Fennell Betson Pensions law as an area of activity has everything going for it. Economics, demographics and Maxwell have all spurred the politicians into action. The 154-section new Pensions Bill is a direct response to Maxwell’s plundering […]

DEFENCE CUTS

Defence cuts have seen the army legal team cut in size but it continues to bear up well to the squeeze. Army Legal Services (ALS) now has 53 lawyers. Before Options for Change – the services’ fundamental review – swung into action, the number was 58. But the aim of the cuts is to shave […]

Law firms on hit-list for IT thieves

Gangs across Britain are targeting law firms and stealing computer equipment worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, suppliers warn. The profession is being hit by a “thefts-to-order” campaign, according to a founder member of the Association of Legal Technology Suppliers. Stephen Taylor-Parker says that highly computer-literate gangs are targeting legal practices in a series of […]

Halliwells banking arm greets McDaid

Manchester firm Halliwell Landau has strengthened its banking service by taking on Ray McDaid from Nabarro Nathanson. McDaid, who joins as a partner, was a founder member of Nabarro’s banking department. “I regard it as a major coup for the firm that he has decided to join us,” says senior partner Clive Garston. McDaid previously […]

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