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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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Jonathan Armstrong is a solicitor with Keeble Hawson Moorhouse. There have been a number of cases recently highlighting the need for caution when using another’s brand. In Pensher Security Doors Ltd v Sunderland City Council (1999) Pensher owned the copyright on drawings for security doors which it made and called the Pensher PS1000. Sunderland City […]

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The families of the Hillsborough victims put their trust in what they took to be expert advice. They were sadly disappointed and now, they are planning to take legal action. In the near future, others may find virtual ambulance chasers offering legal or quasi-legal advice online. But it is not just grieving relatives who will […]

SIF sets up u5m contingency fund for Hillsborough victims

The Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) has set aside a u5m contingency fund in anticipation of hundreds of actions against law firms who represented spectators of the Hillsborough disaster. According to the Manchester lawyer involved in bringing cases on behalf of 150 victims of the 1989 disaster in which 96 people died, this could be the […]

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