This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 08 March 2015

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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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Weil Gotshal & Manges’ UK revenue grew by 9.6 per cent in 2014, from $114m to $125m (£82m). The figures mirror a positive year for the firm globally, which saw its gross revenue boosted by 1.2 per cent to $1.15bn last year (11 March 2014).  Weil’s average profit per equity partner (PEP) also grew in […]

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“High-minded tosh”: Sumption lambasts establishment claims for Magna Carta

Supreme Court justice Lord Sumption has criticised “the distortion of history” over Magna Carta in a speech to mark the document’s 800th anniversary, saying claims over its significance are being made to “serve an essentially modern political agenda”. In a speech at the British Library yesterday (9 March 2015), Sumption said views of Magna Carta […]

Walker Morris team discuss market issues at Retail Week Live

The Walker Morris retail team will be attending the Retail Week Live Conference, held on 11-12 March. Rupert Bent and Richard Jaques will be available over the course of Retail Week Live, held at Hilton London Metropole, to discuss topical market and legal issues affecting the retail sector. 

Khaitan & Co wins Adidas ‘franchisee abuse’ appeal case

Khaitan & Co has successfully represented Adidas AG, including group companies Reebok International and Reebok India before the Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT) in an appeal filed by a franchisor alleging that Adidas has been abusing its dominant position while dealing with franchisees. COMPAT dismissed the appeal on merit and considered the submissions made relating to the […]

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Top 10 stories: 27 February-5 March 2015

Mergers, property costs and changes to the code of conduct governing training contracts were among the big stories of last week. The news that acquisitive Midlands firm Shakespeares was in talks with SGH Martineau caught the attention of readers last week. The story shot to the top of the most-read list and attracted a number […]

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