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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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Gender balance at Denton Hall

Last week’s letter “Women should stick together” calls into question Denton Hall’s commitment to women solicitors. As your article on 29 March stated, Denton Hall in fact has a very good record here: The number of female partners at Denton Hall (35 out of 108) already constitutes a better ration than many other well known […]

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Monday 26 April is to lawyers what 1 January 2000 is to computer programmers.This is the day the Civil Procedure Rules come into force, ushering in the greatest shake-up of civil litigation this century. Litigants can be confident that, from this day on, their cases will be dealt with quickly and cheaply, under the capable […]

Quote of the week

“I’ve never seen a flying saucer… and I don’t profess to having been abducted, but I don’t think believing in UFOs makes one an ‘odd bod’. From what I’ve heard of what they do to you… I’d rather extract my own semen than have it done for me.” – Irving David, senior partner at David […]

In brief: Browne Jacobson

Browne Jacobson has appointed six new partners – Iain Blatherwick, Nigel Blundell, Paul Giles, Raymond Silverstein, Richard Barlow, and Simon Tait – bringing its total number of partners to 42. The firm has also appointed a new solicitor, medical negligence expert Carole Baines.

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As with the silks, the juniors who stand out from the crowd come from a wide range of chambers. This list is not exhaustive but is based on the subjective recommendations of leading criminal practitioners who instruct in both general crime and fraud cases.At 3 Hare Court, a number of talented juniors come highly recommended. […]

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