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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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Changing chancery

The chancery bar has seen a dramatic change in recent years as it takes on an increasing amount of traditional commercial work. Fenella Quinn reports. Dust off your gowns, fluff up those wigs and for goodness’ sake buy a proper pen, all of you in chancery – you’re going to find yourselves in hot demand. […]

KLegal lures tax head for new group

KLegal, the associated law firm of KPMG, has launched its tax litigation practice. The firm has lured James Bullock from Ashurst Morris Crisp to head the department. He joins at director level, the big five accountants’ equivalent to a salaried partner. The move reunites Bullock with Stephen Machin, his former boss and head of tax […]

Cameron's Iaroslavski resigns

Ilia Iaroslavski, the big-billing lawyer who headed the firm’s Tashkent office in Uzbekistan, resigned from the firm because of ill health. A Camerons spokesman says he has since suffered a heart attack and is receiving treatment in Israel. Iaroslavski first offered to resign from the firm in May 1998 following allegations of sexual harassment made […]

Back to the law

Sir Nicholas Lyell QC has had a long and prestigious political and legal career. Matheu Swallow meets the seriously straight-talking former Attorney-General upon his return to the bar. It seems only proper to introduce the Right Honourable Sir Nicholas Lyell QC with his full and formal title. After all, the former Attorney-General is a man […]

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