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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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Clyde & Co takes on Sinclair Roche duo

Two Sinclair Roche & Temperley partners who have opted out of joining Stephenson Harwood when the two firms merge have been hired by shipping specialist Clyde & Co As revealed on www. thelawyer.com/lawyernews Trade finance and commodities partner Robert Parson and energy and shipping expert Russell Ridley, are part of a group of five partners […]

40 King Street appoints two new barristers

40 King Street Chambers has strengthened its Leeds team with the recruitment of two new barristers Mark Cooper, a specialist in business and finance law, joined from Chancery House Chambers in Leeds and Simon Young has relocated from 4 Paper Buildings in London, where he specialised in personal injury, employment and professional negligence.

Potter quits White & Case – and the law

First edition of Offshore Lawyer inside Finance partner Colin Potter is quitting his role as a lawyer as he leaves the London office of White & Case to take on a consultancy role with a search firm.Potter will leave White & Case on 31 May to join headhunters Global Legal Search sometime in June. In […]

Grewcock and balls

Norton Rose wins the prize for best corporate entertainment this month and Tulkinghorn is very pleased indeed that he and other selected journalists were invited to tag along too. The firm has sponsored the Heineken Cup rugby tournament and the good news is that it chartered a train to take 700 or so clients to […]

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