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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 […]

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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Ashurst kicks off international push

Ashurst has revealed plans to expand its offices throughout Europe and Asia in a bid to increase the amount of work generated outside London. Ashurst senior partner Geoffrey Green told The Lawyer that the firm hoped its international offices would eventually generate one-third of the total workload of the firm. Its international offices currently create around 28 per […]

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As transatlantic transactions increase, so do their complexity. This US special report looks to the lessons that can be learnt from the current attempts to reduce attorney-client privilege and the Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposal to allow foreign issuers the ability to avoid the burdens of Sarbanes-Oxley by deregistering in the US. It also examines […]

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Lovells private equity star Derek Baird has resigned for Allen & Overy (A&O), leaving the top ten City firm with just one private equity partner in London. Derek Baird, who joined Lovells from Dickson Minto in 2002, quit the firm last Friday. It is understood that Baird has not yet agreed a start date with […]

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There can be nothing more heartbreaking than facing the cold, hard truth that your business is in dire trouble and headed for insolvency. But this can be an equally trying experience for those offering assistance to the troubled. This insolvency special report examines whether the new Company Law Reform Bill will ease the burden on […]

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