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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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Lander heads Nabarros' property unit

CITY firm Nabarro Nathanson has a new head of its property department. Geoffrey Lander, now completing his 22nd year at the practice, takes over from David Bramson, who becomes the firm’s senior partner in May 1995. Lander says the 112-strong property department, which has the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, J P Morgan and the […]

Litigation Writs 13/12/94

Portsmouth and South East Hampshire Health Authority is being sued for negligence over a patient who died from hepatitis. Richard Smith died on 7 March last year after contracting hepatitis from Factor V111 concentrate. The writ was issued by his personal representative, Brenda Smith. Writ issued by Bolitho Way, Southsea, Hampshire. S2473 Royal biographer Lady […]

Barrister conforms to quality standard

MERSEYSIDE QC Bill Braithwaite is the first barrister in the country to get a top quality standard. Braithwaite, of Exchange Chambers in Liverpool, has been registered to the BS EN ISO 900 standard, formerly known as BS 5750. “It’s taken 18 months to reach the necessary standard required by the British Standards Institute but it’s […]

In brief: Pinsents takes on new marketing head

Birmingham-based law firm Pinsent & Co has appointed former Coopers & Lybrand business, planning and development manager Meirion Jones as its new head of marketing. Pinsents senior partner Julian Tonks says: “Law practices are facing similar opportunities to accountancy firms in terms of competitiveness. Meirion’s experience in this field is an important asset to the […]

Asghari wins dismissal claim against NY firm

FORMER Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle employee Joan Asghari has won her unfair dismissal case againt the New York-based firm. But Asghari, who worked full-time as London office manager and accounts supervisor for the practice from 1989, failed in her claim of sex discrimination. She is now awaiting news of a cash settlement in the […]

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