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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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Intellectual Property and Technology News (EMEA) — Issue 5, Q1 2014

The fifth edition of Intellectual Property and Technology News (EMEA) is now available. This newsletter provides a cross section of cutting-edge issues in the ever-more convergent fields of intellectual property, technology and media.  Contents IPT insights Licensing regime for game suppliers against the black market? The changing face of UK consumer credit law The open-source siren song to […]

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Taylor Wessing’s Eyles: We need creativity as lawyers turn into business consultants

 Taylor Wessing’s UK managing partner Tim Eyles wants lawyers to be more creative. Sounds like a lightbulb has gone off. Taylor Wessing’s UK managing partner Tim Eyles is one of those lawyers who enjoys peering into a crystal ball occasionally.  Under his leadership his firm has just launched an initiative called “lightbulb” which replaces the […]

Pinsents Aims for gold

It seems that every bunch of deals figures to emerge so far in 2014 shows the market moving determinedly in one direction: up. Just check out last week’s UK public M&A fees feature. Even if average payouts to lawyers in the second half of 2013 were no higher than in the first half, deal volume […]

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