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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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Irwin Mitchell considers Manchester office as part of North West strategy

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Camerons breaks mould with Norton Rose lateral

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De Brauw unveils new chiefs

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Milbank grows in London and Frankfurt with new premises

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy’s European offices are on the move, with the London and Frankfurt teams relocating to bigger premises in 2006. Milbank’s London operation will move to 10 Gresham Street from the summer, occupying 30,000sq ft over one floor. The new office is 50 per cent bigger than its current home at Dashwood […]

Miranda launches in Texas

Portuguese independent Miranda Correia Amendoeira e Associados has become the first European independent to open in Texas, with the establishment of an office in Houston. The Houston office ties in with the firm’s oil and gas expertise through its Miranda Alliance, a series of associations with six African firms and a firm in Macau, a special administrative […]

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