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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 […]

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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

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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Stringer-Fasken combine for first Anglo-Canadian merger

London-based life science specialist Stringer Saul is merging with one of Canada’s largest firms, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin. The deal, due to go live on 1 February next year, will create a £110.7m firm with offices across Canada and in London, New York and Johannesburg. It is the first merger of full-service Canadian and UK law […]

Nabarros woos the kids with Willy Wonka plan

Nabarro Nathanson has launched a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-style competition as part of its latest grad-uate recruitment campaign. The graduate recruitment team is handing out chocolate bars at university law fairs. Around 25 of the 1,000 bars contain a golden ticket, which can be exchanged for an open day at Nabarros’ London office. Nabarros’ […]

Dentons tees up Dubai deal with Tiger Woods

Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) has scored a lead role in Dubai Holding’s second major sporting deal this week, in an agreement that sees Tiger Woods open his first golf course costing £35m. DWS is advising Dubailand, the gigantic £20bn resort and theme park planned by Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Dubailand is […]

Salans raids ally for Budapest launch

Salans has split its Hungarian ally to open a new office in Budapest as it seeks to ramp up its presence in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The launch sees two partners from Salans’ threepartner associated firm Szabó Kovári Tercsák & Partners Attorneys join the firm along with another 10 associates. Judit Kovári and Tamás […]

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