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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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At 7am on Thursday 7 May 2015, polling stations across the UK will open. They will close 15 hours later and the British public will have had their say. It may take a lot longer, however, until we understand exactly what they have said. All the parties have plenty to say about employment issues. In […]

Jersey: employment law changes

On 24 February 2015, the States of Jersey approved the Appointed Day act for Amendment No.8 to the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003 (Amendment No.8). The changes brought about by Amendment No.8 will come into force in two phases. The first phase of changes was fairly limited in scope and took effect on 1 April 2015. […]

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European moves: 30 April 2015

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. France German-headquartered professional services firm Rödl & Partner is expanding its operations in France with the launch of a Strasbourg office. Ernst & Young France German desk head Nicola Lohrey is joining Rödl as a partner and head of the firm’s […]

Chambers Europe 2015 recommends Wierzbowski Eversheds

Chambers has published latest edition of Chambers Europe guide. Wierzbowski Eversheds, as well as its individual practitioners, has once again been recommended in numerous fields of law. The firm has been recognised in the following areas of law: Construction (Band 1) Intellectual Property (Band 2) Public Procurement (Band 2) Dispute Resolution (Band 3) Employment (Band […]

The Investor Money Regulations and the Client Asset Regulations 2015: implications for investment funds and MiFID firms

The investor money regulations (SI No. 105 of 2015) (the IMR) were published on 31 March 2015 following a lengthy consultation period with industry which began in 2013. The IMR apply to fund service providers (FSPs) including administrators, depositaries, UCITS management companies, alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs) and alternative investment fund (AIF) management companies. The […]

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