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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 […]

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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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Awards: Focused groups

 Small boutiques are acknowledged for their big achievements  This year’s nominees for National Boutique Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer Awards show that boutiques are boxing above their weight in all legal disciplines. Winner Davitt Jones Bould, for example, played a key role in ensuring the success of the Olympics, advising the Royal […]

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Cloisters helps chief nurse win sex discrimination case against MoD

Cloisters’ barrister Caroline Musgrave has secured victory for military nurse Wendy Williams in a sex discrimination claim against the Ministry of Defence (MoD). Group Captain Williams, the highest-ranking nurse in the Royal Air Force (RAF), brought the case after being passed over for promotion in July 2011 in favour of a male doctor with four […]

Changes to prospectus filing requirements for listed Bermuda companies

As a result of recent statutory amendments, Bermuda companies listed on appointed stock exchanges are no longer required to file prospectuses in Bermuda. Prior to the Companies Amendment Act 2013, a Bermuda company listed on an appointed stock exchange — which includes most of the world’s major stock exchanges — was required to file in Bermuda a […]

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