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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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In ‘British Olympic Assoc head of legal pushes for ambush marketing laws’ (6 September) it was incorrectly stated that Collyer-Bristow advised Olympic sailing gold medal winner Ben Ainslie. Ainslie is sponsored by Collyer-Bristow, but is advised by Richard Butcher, head of dispute resolution at Payne Hicks Beach.

Ashurst sextet follows Forschbach to Latham

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Morgan Cole ponders Croydon fate as Rees quits

Morgan Cole is reviewing the viability of its Croydon office as news emerges that the firm’s head of employment has quit for Eversheds. In a shock move, Cardiff-based Anthony Rees, widely regarded as the figurehead of the employment practice and deeply loyal to Morgan Cole, resigned from the partnership on 17 September. No departure date […]

Nabarros triumphs in first FHR deal for Savoy

Nabarro Nathanson has seen its first deal for hard-fought-for client Fairmont Hotels & Resorts (FHR) come to fruition as the Canadian company prepares to take over the management of the Savoy Hotel. FHR is set to begin running the hotel in January, subject to the sale of the property to a company affiliated with Saudi […]

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