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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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Reynolds Porter scores second internet sale

Insurance specialist Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has clinched its second major internet deal in as many months with the u15m sale of website Soccernet to Walt Disney. Disney’s interactive division, Buena Vista Internet, bought 60 per cent of the site, owned by Daily Mail & General Trust, to develop its ESPN.com sports service. Tim Anderson, corporate […]

Kingsford Stacey opens PI department

London firm Kingsford Stacey Blackwell is due to open a specialist personal injury claims unit this week staffed by 60 lawyers, making it one of the largest in the UK. Kingsford Stacey went on a massive recruitment drive in May, bringing in 50 new fee earners to deal with calls from the public. The firm […]

Sinclair Roche bags US energy lawyer

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Cornhill Insurance cuts advisers to reduce costs

Cornhill Insurance is cutting down the number of its external legal advisers as part of a cost-cutting exercise. The law firms facing the axe are those providing insurance litigation advice to Cornhill’s claims and services department. According to industry sources, Cornhill will send out invitations to tender to a selected number of firms in late […]

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