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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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Tarlo Lyons heads Euro IT advice group

A GROUP of European lawyers have formed a cross-border alliance to advise technology clients. The initiative, called euroITcounsel, aims to provide legal know-how on specific issues within the technology industry. UK firm Tarlo Lyons is the UK representative and co-ordinates the project. IT is one of its areas of expertise. Other members come from Austria, […]

US hi-tech firm axes UK chief

FTSE 100 aerospace company LucasVarity’s general counsel Russell Kelley has been made redundant. The move follows the company’s takeover by US-based aerospace, automotive and systems information technology group TRW. Kelley left the company on Friday with no job to go to. TRW’s existing executive vice-president and general counsel Bill Lawrence takes over Kelley’s job. According […]

Carter-Ruck calls for libel reform

Veteran libel law guru, Peter Carter-Ruck has called for an overhaul of the way defamation cases are run. Speaking at a seminar in Disneyland where the senior consultant at Peter Carter-Ruck and Partners went head-to-head with Private Eye editor, Ian Hislop, he said: “I think it is scandalous there is no legal aid for defamation. […]

Denton Hall plans first East African tie-up deal

DENTON Hall is setting up an association with an East African firm in a bid to dominate the emerging energy and finance markets. It is understood to be the first of its kind by a UK company. The firm is cementing the move by taking on East African specialist Charles Morrison, who was previously a […]

Field Fisher to get fees paid in shares

Field Fisher Waterhouse is poised to become the first City firm to accept share options in lieu of fees from developing IT clients. The firm is in discussions with two clients it is advising on refinancing projects. The innovative payment arrangements will involve a significant proportion of the fees being paid in shares. Field Fisher […]

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