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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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Move of the week Ropes & Gray has hired its first commercial litigation partner in London. Thomas Ross has joined the firm’s business and securities litigation practice as a partner from K&L Gates. Ross also has 10 years’ experience working at Slaughter and May. Ross’ practice focuses on domestic and international banking, financial services and […]

Maravela & Asociații contributes to Global Legal Insights – International Arbitration

Maravela & Asociații has been asked by The Global Legal Group to contribute to the 2015 first edition of the Global Legal Insights – International Arbitration publication. This  contains 36 country chapters drafted by leading practitioners from around the world and is designed to provide general counsel with comprehensive insights on international arbitration – practical issues, […]

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AIG reviews UK roster and picks 64 firms for first European panel

Insurance giant AIG has completed a review of its UK panel while at the same time establishing a European panel of 64 firms. The second phase of the panel review saw the company review the terms and conditions of the UK panel to allow AIG to gain more from the firms it uses. AIG general […]

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Human Rights Act to be scrapped under Conservative Government

The Conservative manifesto promise to immediately scrap the 1998 Human Rights Act (HRA) on winning the 2015 general election is nearing reality as David Cameron’s party wins an overall majority. Home Secretary Theresa May first revealed in September 2013 a Conservative government would “scrap” the HRA if EU law does not change. In more detailed […]

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