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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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Ashurst seeks partner cash injection after Australian merger

Firm boosts capital in bid to synchronise UK, Australian capital structures Ashurst is to ask equity partners to pay capital into the firm for the first time as part of a financial rejig aimed at bringing its practices into line with its Australian operations following the merger with Blake Dawson. Partners will now input an […]

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Firms may see work from football clubs flowing back as strict FIFA rules kick in Arsenal FC may be used to signing players from overseas, but its lawyers come from much closer to home. The club is only four miles from the offices of Slaughter and May, its main adviser for matters such as player […]

Norton Rose boosts City insurance disputes with CMS’s O’Connell

CMS Cameron McKenna regulatory and disputes head Liam O’Connell is set to join Norton Rose as a partner in its insurance litigation practice. O’Connell, who focuses on domestic and international insurance disputes and policy coverage analysis, has been a CMS partner since 2001. After joining the firm in 1990, O’Connell moved to insurance broker Sedgwick […]

Dewey CFO finds new home at Florida firm Greenspoon

Former Dewey & LeBoeuf CFO Joel Sanders has resurfaced in the same role at Florida law firm Greenspoon Marder. Sanders, one of the defendants accused of allegedly running a Ponzi scheme at the firm in a lawsuit brought by a former Dewey partner (14 June 2012), has already joined the firm following Dewey’s high-profile collapse […]

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