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Starting Point Employment Law Guide – Jersey Update – September 2018

By Siobhan Riley, Huw Thomas, Tarina Le Boutillier Whilst in the UK changes to employment legislation generally happen in April, major changes to Jersey employment law have in recent years occurred in September. September 2018 is no exception and will arguably be the busiest September for Jersey HR professionals for some years. There is a raft of changes […]

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 […]

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Ashursts take on German partner

Herman Schlindwein, who specialises in servicing sports clients at the Linklaters & Alliance’s German member firm, will bring the number of partners at Ashursts Frankfurt office to seven. Nick Angel, managing partner of Ashurst’s Frankfurt office, who took over the running of the branch in July from Graham Ward who returned to London, said at […]

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Global CC axed for Ashursts British Midland (BM) axed global giant Clifford Chance for a smaller firm in the belief that it would receive a “better service”. The UK’s second-biggest airline used Ashurst Morris Crisp at this time last year when Scandinavian Airlines Systems sold its 20 per cent stake in BM to Lufthansa for […]

Watson quits Hammonds for Ashurst Morris Crisp

Hammond Suddards Edge’s London managing partner Gary Watson has resigned to join Ashurst Morris Crisp. His move comes just five months after the merger between Hammond Suddards and Edge Ellison. Hammonds management declined to comment on the move, but a Hammonds partner says: “Gary did have the ambition to be managing partner a while ago […]

A View from Brussels

The Brussels legal services market has seen substantial changes in the last few years. Following the arrival of UK and US firms and the tidal wave of mergers and alliances, the law firms’ landscape in the capital of Europe is composed of two groups: the first comprises five large firms with more than 100 fee-earners […]

Lagerlöf & Leman former chief quits for Pinsents alliance firm

Former Lagerlöf & Leman managing partner has quit to head Pinsent Curtis’ new alliance partner Magnusson Wahlin. Claes Soderstrom, who had been with Linklaters & Alliance’s Swedish member firm since 1979, joins as managing partner. Magnusson Wahlin is one of Sweden’s leading practices. Pinsents first worked with the firm in 1995 through an informal international […]

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