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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, […]

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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Advocates from No5 Barristers’ Chambers are prosecuting and defending a murder trial at Birmingham Crown Court. John Butterfield QC is leading the prosecution of Haroon Rafiq, 23, who is accused of stabbing to death his neighbour Sajad Hussain over unpaid debts. Mr Butterfield told Birmingham Crown Court that on the night of August 6 last year […]

Phil Bradley QC and Sharon Bahia prosecute fatal nightclub stabbing

Phil Bradley QC and Sharon Bahia of No5 Barrister’s Chambers are prosecuting the murder trial of an amateur footballer stabbed through the heart. Ryan Passey, 24, was fatally wounded at Chicago’s nightclub, Rye Market, Stourbridge on August 6 last year. Kobe Murray, 19, of The Broadway, Dudley, denies murder. Mr Passey, an amateur footballer from Brierley Hill, […]

Second Deepcut inquest into the death of Sean Benton commences

Bridget Dolan QC and Jamie Mathieson are acting as ‘Counsel to the Inquest’ at the fresh inquest into the death of Private Sean Benton at Deepcut barracks in Surrey in 1995. The ‘Nominated Judge’ Coroner, HH Peter Rook QC, will hear evidence from over 150 witnesses in sittings that will run from January to Easter 2018. John Beggs […]

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