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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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Retail giant Poundstretcher has been fined £65,000 after its working conditions in one of it’s Lincolnshire warehouses was described as a “disaster waiting to happen”. No5 Chambers barrister, Tim Pole, prosecuted in this case. It was heard, at Lincoln Crown Court, an Envronmental Health Inspector from South Kesteven District Council visited the premise in June 2014 […]

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Pinsents loses trio of Belfast partners and Crown Estate panel place

Pinsent Masons has lost three more partners in Belfast, including employment partner Adam Brett and corporate partner Richard Gray, just months after a duo quit for local firm Carson McDowell. Gray is following his former colleagues, real estate partner Dawson McConkey and finance partner Sinead McGrath, to Carson McDowell (1 May 2013), while Brett is […]

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