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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

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New EU directive – How will it affect family-related leave in Hungary?

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An elderly couple who say they stand to lose their home after taking out a scheme to provide them with an income are suing for damages. William Hull, 75, and his wife Dorothy, 71, of Sutton, Surrey, have issued a writ against DBS Management plc, and DBS Financial Management Ltd, both of Edgerton, Huddersfield, and […]

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Ethnic minorities 'fare better' in Bar exam

Ethnic minority students have fared far better in this year’s Bar Vocational Course results, says the Council for Legal Education (CLE). The pass rate has risen from 85 per cent to 89.5 per cent. CLE registrar Graham Hamer says he is still concerned about the disparity and Birkbeck College is being commissioned to carry out […]

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