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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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A question of claim or counterclaim

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Litigation Writs 12/5/97

Peter Matthews, trading as South East Demolition Contractors of Folkestone, is taking property developer Corniche Estates of London W1 to the High Court, seeking damages for alleged breach of agreement. His writ alleges that it was agreed in January 1997 that his company would demolish buildings, including the Territorial Army Centre and three houses on […]

Hampel Committee's supercode lacks clarity

An addition to the stock exchange’s listing rules should be a guide to good practice. Instead its forerunner pulls its punches and invites misinterpretation, says Paul Manser. Paul Manser is a corporate partner at Taylor Joynson Garrett. Will the London stock exchange’s proposed “supercode” improve corporate governance? Formulated by the Hampel Committee, and a consolidation […]

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