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Discover 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 They represent 50% of the working population and are as many or more educated and qualified as they are. However, the problem of gender diversity (or lack of it), especially in top positions in organizations, 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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Bingham benefits from latest Asahi departure

Bingham McCutchen has strengthened its global restructuring and insolvency capabilities with the addition of antitrust specialist Hiroshi Iyori from Asahi Law Offices. The hire comes just months before Bingham McCutchen will formally launch its merger with Japanese insolvency specialists, New Tokyo International. Bigham McCutchen New York-based corporate partner Satoru Murase commented: “This hire and our […]

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Solicitors must be given greater freedom to take their clients’ cases all the way to the High Court. By Simon Davis Restrictions are unreasonably imposed on the freedom of clients to choose a solicitor to act as their advocate in court. Those restrictions should be removed. A litigation solicitor can appear at employment tribunals where […]

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Crowing about its new London office opposite St Paul’s, a recent press release from Morgan Lewis & Bockius said that the new space in Condor House “has been designed to be both energy and environmentally efficient, with over 75 per cent of waste building material recycled and all deliveries to the building measured for CO2 […]

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