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The History of legal operations, and why you need it As you’re reading this paper you’re probably already aware of what legal operations is, but may be seeking more clarity on what the function should and should not cover in order to address the skills needed and help you create the best team. Broadly speaking, […]

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The Act on Amendments of the Civil Procedure Act in Croatia stepped into force on 1 September 2019 and brought substantial changes through the first amendments of the provisions governing civil procedure since the reform in 2013. The amendments were praised in Croatian legal community, because they aim to expedite dispute resolution and end the main […]

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