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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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Lathams takes general counsel from GE Capital

Latham & Watkins is bolstering its capital markets practice with the appointment of GE Capital’s European general counsel. Kevin Dunn is joining the US firm as a partner in November after two-and-a-half years at GE Capital leading a team of six lawyers. He was previously a banking partner at Travers Smith Braithwaite. Dunn’s recruitment coincides […]

Linklaters & alliance

Linklaters & Alliance represented Wilson Bowden Developments in the disposal of its 130,000sq ft Junction One retail and leisure park in Rugby to Standard Life Investment Fund. Wilson Bowden is developing the site. Real estate partner Martin Elliott led a team of two on the deal. Herbert Smith acted for Standard Life.

Isaacs leaves 4-5 Gray’s Inn for 3-4 South Square

Top silk Stuart Isaacs QC is leaving 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square following the failed merger with Monckton Chambers. Two juniors at the chambers are also leaving but the set has tempted in a senior junior from Fountain Court. Leading commercial and European silk Isaacs is quitting after 22 years to join 3-4 South Square on […]

Perrin’s View

So Michael Napier won the election for Law Society president by a margin of two votes to one. Two to one, eh? Frankly, I’m surprised that as many as three members voted. Surely no profession can possibly have so many major grievances against its regulatory body? I don’t know about you, but for a while […]

Weil Gotshal

Weil Gotshal & Manges advised internet licensing company Streetnames on the placing of more than 31 million ordinary shares and its admission to the Alternative Investment Market. Corporate partner Andrew Harting acted on the deal with corporate assistant Gerard Cranley.

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