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Northshoring benefits for law firms

25 May 2016By Giles Searby

Northern cities such as Sheffield offer many opportunities for southern law firms to gain competitive advantage and reduce costs by relocating part of their operations there.

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Criminal justice – new advisory council

24 May 2016By Gary Bell QC

The chair of the lord chancellor’s new advisory council of solicitors and barristers wants to hear from professionals involved in the criminal justice system about how to eliminate waste and abuses.

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Data page – May 2016

24 May 2016

The latest data page figures, compiled by Moneyfacts, are now available.

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Trial advocacy fee and fixed costs

23 May 2016By Masood Ahmed

A novel issue surrounding the trial advocacy fee came before Coulson J in the High Court.


How to: work part-time

23 May 2016By Grania Langdon-Down

An ever increasing number of law firms and in-house teams are recognising the value of part-time working.

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The law and diversity – class is permanent

23 May 2016

Privately educated people are over-represented by a factor of five in the senior ranks of the law.

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Following the crowd

9 May 2016

Crowdfunding could be confused with the Big Society in action.

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Hillsborough: justice the only victor

2 May 2016

Everyone who believes we are equal before the law has cause to thank the Hillsborough lawyers.


Advantage in-house?

25 April 2016

The talents needed for a career at an ‘elite’ law firm can seem limited by comparison.

Lord McNally

LASPO – time for a review

18 April 2016

Lord McNally has appealed for cross-party consensus on legal aid.

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Michael Cross

Land Registry: Why, Minister?

26 May 2016By

Think the government is clueless about privatising Land Registry? A classic sitcom was there first. 

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How fixed costs are looking

24 May 2016By

The more things develop, the more one gets the sense that the reality is going to be less radical than first feared. 

Jonathan Goldsmith

The IBA and lawyers

23 May 2016By

We should pay more attention to the International Bar Association. Directly and indirectly, its work affects what we do.

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Anti-corruption: the devil's in the detail

23 May 2016By Elly Proudlock

Did the PM’s anti-corruption summit contain more rhetoric than substance?

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​Missing a trick in Manila

19 May 2016By

Norton Rose Fulbright should do more than admin in Manila — why not legal work too?

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How to: prepare for apprenticeships

7 March 2016By Grania Langdon-Down

With trailblazer apprenticeships on the horizon, what do law firms and in-house teams need to consider?

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How to: progress in-house

29 February 2016By

When lawyers move in-house they must be prepared to take control of their own careers.


How to: sell a law firm

8 February 2016By Katharine Freeland

For those who are willing to spend time and resources preparing their own law firm for sale, there are opportunities out there.

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How to: become a QC

25 January 2016By Katharine Freeland

Taking silk has real value for solicitor-advocates. But are the cards stacked against them?


How to: make hot-desking work

11 January 2016By

What if you left for work not knowing where you would be sitting that day? We looks at the pros and cons of hot-desking.


How to: give to charity

16 November 2015By

Your law firm is keen to do its bit for the community by donating to charity. Admirable – but there’s quite a lot to consider.

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