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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 […]

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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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Veale Wasbrough managing partner Simon Pizzey is embarking on a third term after six years already at the helm. Hextalls employment head Jane Liddington is to become the firm’s first non-executive chair as part of an internal rejig. And they have had a contested election down at South East firm Lester Aldridge. The Bournemouth-based firm […]

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South West firm Bond Pearce has promoted six to associate level: Jonathan Bower, Graham Wrigglesworth, Nicholas Seymour, Neil Franklin, Claire Cornish and Charissa Shears. Midlands firm Browne Jacobson has hired Richard Nicholas as an associate in the firm’s Birmingham commercial practice. Nicholas joins from Wragge & Co. New York firm Thacher Proffitt & Wood has […]

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