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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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Romania forces foreign law firms to change their names

In an attempt to temper the dominance of international firms in Bucharest, the Romanian government has ordered all foreign entities in the capital to change their names. Firms such as Linklaters & Alliance, CMS Cameron McKenna and Altheimer & Gray have all been told to give up their brands or face possible criminal prosecution.A law […]

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Tulkinghorn has never been one for exercise, suffering as he does from tennis elbow, housemaid’s knee, jogger’s nipple and parson’s nose. At most it’s a brisk walk to the Wig & Pen, where he briefs his counsel. Apart from the year he entered the London Marathon… but we don’t talk about that anymore. However, he […]

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Tulkinghorn is certain it can’t be true, but a little bird told him an amazing story about DLA’s Liverpool office recently. Apparently, when the partnership voting form came around on the formation of DLA’s European alliance D&P, the finer details escaped some of those in the ‘Pool. They blithely ticked the ‘Yes’ box safe in […]

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