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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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Quote of the week

“The police have taken a blow. They have to get over it. Undoubtedly some officers were given a pretty rough time. They deserved it.” – Sir William Macpherson telling the Metropolitan Police to stop “whining and complaining” about his report into the mishandling of the case of Stephen Lawrence.

Lovells advises London Underground bidder

The firm was offered the work after Trilliam’s usual adviser Freshfields had to withdraw because of a conflict of interests. Lovells acts for a consortium made up of Trilliam and Land Securities. The project – London Underground Property Partnership – involves the development and management of the company’s non-operational property across the entire network. The […]

Litigation Personal Injury 28/2/00

Olga Ploumi (personal representative of the estate of Evangelina Ploumi) v Lewisham London Borough Council (2000) 10 January 2000 Claimant: Female, personal representative of the estate of the deceased (D) aged 27 at date of accident. Incident: In July 1996, D was a tenant/visitor in premises controlled by the defendant council. Following a burglary a […]

Weil Gotshal lifts salaries in London

US firm Weil Gotshal & Manges will today announce major salary increases for its London associates. Many London US firms are reviewing their rates in the wake of the huge hikes in New York. But Weil Gotshal’s decision stands out because the London office has traditionally billed itself as an English practice and paid only […]

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Bob Peters

Ryan Dunleavy meets Bob Peters, who is leaving his role as ICI’s deputy general counsel and re-entering the City at Rowe & Maw. It is hard to believe that Bob Peters, ICI’s deputy general counsel, is about to take the most radical step of his career. The aura of detachment which surrounds him is betrayed […]

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