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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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LSB appoints Eversheds, Herbies and Hogan Lovells to panel

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has expanded its panel to include six law firms and three chambers. Hogan Lovells and 39 Essex Street have retained their places on the external legal advisers panel. The LSB has added Bates Wells & Braithwaite, Bircham Dyson Bell, Eversheds, Field Fisher Waterhouse and Herbert Smith Freehills from 24 applications […]

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Tugendhat J allows Katie Price privacy case against Peter Andre to proceed

The High Court has refused to throw out misuse of private information claims brought by celebrity Katie Price against her ex-husband Peter Andre, ex-manager Claire Powell, and ex-friend Jamelah Asmar. Mr Justice Tugendhat ruled last month that Price could take her case to full trial despite a strike-out attempt from Admar, who had also claimed […]

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Time for competition law to”get real”, says incoming CAT chairman

Competition law must “get real, get simple, get credible” according to one of the newly elected chairmen of the Competition Appeal Tribunal. Former Competition Commission chairman and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton senior consultant Peter Freeman QC said the conundrum for competition lawyers is how to make sense of the complex law and practically apply […]

Goodwin Procter client Wegelin closes down after US tax evasion case

Switzerland’s oldest private bank Wegelin & Co is to close after admitting in a New York court yesterday that it had helped its clients evade taxes. The 271-year-old Swiss bank, appearing in the US District Court in the Southern District of New York before Judge Jed Rakoff, pleaded guilty to tax law violations and to […]

Milton, Chadwick Waters advises on Waste PFI

A cross-practice team of lawyers from across Milton, Chadwick Waters UK offices has advised Shankers Group on closing the £750 million Wakerfield Waste PFI project. A cross-practice team of lawyers from across Milton, Chadwick Waters UK offices has advised Shankers Group on closing the £750 million Wakerfield Waste PFI project. Shankers Group has been awarded […]

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