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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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A&O goes on record to staff

CITY firm Allen & Overy, described in the press as the most profitable firm in the UK, has gone on the record about the true state of its finances. In a frank article in the firm’s in-house newsletter, senior partner Bill Tudor John describes how the firm has fared since the last quarter of 1993/94 […]

Seminar highlights role of ADR

Alternative dispute resolution has become standard practice for insurers and consumers, according to insurance specialist and Jarvis & Bannister partner Richard Houseago. The firm’s recent seminar, attended by insurance ombudsman Laurie Slade, examined how the number of disputed insurance claims could be reduced. The 1994 Ombudsman’s Report highlighted evidence of misunderstanding between insurers and their […]

European judge speaks at TSG event

JUDGE David Edward of the European Court of Justice has been signed to speak at this year’s Trainee Solicitors’ Group Project Europe day. To be held at the Law Society on 8 July, the event will include discussion on media and competition law, advice for taking cases to Luxembourg and information on developments in EU […]

Kensington wins review

Cyril Dixon reports THE COURT of Appeal has cleared the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea of unreasonable behaviour towards a tenant seeking council accommodation. Three Lords ruled that the authority did not have an obligation to explain why it felt the woman’s medical needs suited her to a seventh-floor flat. The woman was offered […]

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