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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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We’re half-way through the calendar year and The Lawyer’s top ten court battles of 2009 are well under way. The House of Lords will hear two cases this month, one is awaiting judgment from the Law Lords, two and a half have recently settled, another is ongoing, a further two will be heard in October […]

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US firms retain majority of London qualifiers

It is early in the recruitment cycle for US firms, but recent announcements ­suggest that several US firms’ London offices are holding up despite the ­pressures of the downturn. Marcus Franks Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has given jobs to 100 per cent of its newly qualified lawyers in London. To put that into perspective, however, that […]

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Peter Andre turns to Stewarts for court battle with Shackleton

Stephen Foster of litigation boutique Stewarts Law is set for a courtroom showdown with the queen of the celebrity divorce Fiona Shackleton (pictured) after he was formally instructed to act for Peter Andre in his split from Katie Price. Stewarts recruited Foster from Lester Aldridge to launch its divorce practice in 2006. He recently brought […]

Seven-barrister team quits Renaissance Chambers for 4 Paper Buildings

Family law set 4 Paper Buildings has taken on seven barristers from Renaissance Chambers, including leading family silk Henry Setright QC. Setright, the only silk practising from Renaissance Chambers, joins 4 Paper Buildings with barristers Teertha Gupta, Alistair Perkins, Ruth Kirby, Hassan Khan, Jacqueline Renton and Michael Gration. They join the family team under Marcus […]

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