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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 […]

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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Keeble Hawson hires two from local rivals

Keeble Hawson has boosted its clinical negligence and construction and dispute resolution departments with two lateral hires from fellow Yorkshire-based firms. `Rachelle Mahapatra has come from Hartley & Worstenholme and Anthony Glaister has left Denison Till where he was a partner for 12 years.`Mahapatra said: “I was attracted to working in a bigger department and […]

Kennedys

News in brief Kennedys has made up three partners – Sumiya Basha, Anthony Greenwood and Paul Spibey. All three are specialists in insurance litigation and professional indemnity. Anthony Greenwood and Paul Spibey both joined Kennedys’ Newmarket office from Mills & Reeves. Kennedys now boasts 56 partners.

UPM-Kymmene buys German-based paper producer G Haindl'sche Papierfabriken

UPM-Kymmene buys German-based paper producer G Haindl’sche Papierfabriken for euro3.85bn and sells two of Haindl’s mills to Norske Skog for euro1.1bn. Haindl advised by Gleiss Lutz Hootz Hirsch (Gerhard Wegen). UM-Kymmene advised by Hengeler Mueller Weitzel Wirtz (Julius Budde). Norske Skog advised by White & Case (Andreas Stilcken).

Oh what a knight

Per Troen, a Danish and English-qualified lawyer and partner at Osborne Clarke OWA, is quite a guy.`Troen’s clients are some of the largest Danish and Nordic banks and companies, including some of the best known Danish high net worth families. Not only that, but our Mr Troen established the first Danish law firm in London […]

The Law Society

News in brief The Law Society has received an overwhelming response to its requests for members of the public to become the first lay members of its governing council and two new boards. About 1,200 people have applied after an advert was placed in national newspapers asking for volunteers. Successful applicants will be paid £3,000 […]

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