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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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Going for gold

Tulkinghorn is amazed at the effect that a little sun has on the sporting endeavours of this country. As soon as there is a sniff of sunshine, lumpen grey forms start staggering round the local park. And it seems the same bug affects lawyers. First, we have Mark Sarnowski, a solicitor at Charles Lucas & […]

Mishcon equity partners left nonplussed as 1996 accounts fiasco remains unresolved

Mishcon de Reya has not fully signed off any of its accounts since 1996, leaving former and existing equity partners unsure about their account balance for that year. Mishcon claims that it has not finalised the accounts because a financial dispute involving equity partners who left the firm in 1995 has not been resolved. Mishcon […]

Question time

Tulkinghorn hears of high jinks in the North East, where Dickinson Dees is hiring a local theatre to put on its very own gameshow later this month.While the firm’s results this year suggest that playing Who wants to be a Millionaire? would be a little bit optimistic, the firm has opted for a hybrid. Whether […]

DOJ takes on three for antitrust team

The antitrust division of the Department of Justice is taking on three more lawyers as it reshuffles its team under the new administration. Co-chair of anti-trust litigation at Jones Day Reavis & Pogue, Deborah Platt, joins as deputy assistant attorney general in charge of civil enforcement, and Hunton & Williams partner Hewitt Pate joins as […]

Decisions, decisions

With banks increasingly involved in a wide range of disputes, Gregory Mitchell QC of 3 Verulam Buildings highlights the most interesting cases in the last twelve months Undue influenceThe Court of Appeal held in Barclays Bank Goff that the bank had done enough by requiring a solicitor to advise the wife, following its 1998 decision […]

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