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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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Palamon buys majority stake in Simplify Legal Group

QualitySolicitors’ owner Palamon Capital Partners has acquired an undisclosed majority shareholding in Simplify Legal Group. Recently-established Simplify operates a business-to-business model and comprises conveyancing firms Move With Us and DC Law, and the probate specialist Chorus Law. The move is the latest extension of pan-European investor Palamon’s reach into the legal market. The private equity […]

DLA Piper’s John Whitaker features in list of top 50 development lawyers

John Whitaker, a partner in DLA Piper’s real-estate practice in Los Angeles, has been named to the Daily Journal’s 2014 list of Top Development, Land Use and Municipal Infrastructure Lawyers. The list recognises the top 50 attorneys in California whose work in the real-estate development sector has had an impact on projects that are helping to shape […]

Gateley makes key Birmingham office promotions

Gateley has made promotions that span the firm’s banking and finance, commercial dispute resolution, construction, corporate, corporate recovery, employment, real estate, residential development and commerce, technology and media teams. They include seven promotions to associate, seven to senior associate and two to legal director.

Conyers advises on the offering of $275m 8.50 per cent senior notes due 2022

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided Bermuda advice to Viking Cruises Ltd in connection with the offering of $275m (£164m) aggregate principal amount of its 8.50 per cent senior notes. These will be issued as additional notes under the indenture together with the $250m aggregate principal amount of existing 8.50 per cent senior notes due 2022, issued on 19 […]

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