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Conflicts of interest

27 June 2016By Masood Ahmed

Arbitrator bias and the International Bar Association guidelines.


Be an in-house business enabler

27 June 2016By Maaike de Bie

In-house lawyers must be able to operate comfortably in the grey areas of business uncertainty.

Sarah Dwight and Richard Atkins

Roundtable: residential conveyancing

27 June 2016By

Increased complexity, law reform, demanding clients and market volatility are all front of mind for residential conveyancing solicitors.

Gemma Garrett

Cross-border family disputes complicated by EU referendum

22 June 2016

What does a vote to leave the EU mean for family law practitioners?

Giovanni Guglielmetti

What would Brexit mean for the EU unitary patent?

20 June 2016

Thursday’s referendum will have far-reaching consequences for EU patent litigation.

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Robot revolution: justice and the role of technology

27 June 2016

Technology will continue to develop and become an increasingly useful way of fine-tuning a case before court.


Michael Gove: heading for the Brexit?

20 June 2016

Michael Gove’s brief but fruitful tenure at Petty France could soon expire.

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Unsound foundations

13 June 2016

Any review of the homebuying process must look beyond liberalisation.

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Junior lawyers: the £85,000 question

6 June 2016

Hiring expensive people is a ticket to compete for work, not a guarantee of securing it.


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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Throw consumers to the wolves. It’s cheaper

1 July 2016By

Of course the unregulated legal sector is cheaper. That’s why it’s such a danger to clients.

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Do MIAMs work?

30 June 2016By Mary Banham-Hall

Are pre-court mediation intake assessment meetings increasing the number of cases we actually mediate or are they a pointless pre-court procedure?

Peter Noyce

Helping law firms get through Brexit unscathed

29 June 2016By Peter Noyce

A seven-point guide to keeping your firm on track following the shock referendum result.

Jonathan Goldsmith

Brexit: the new hooligans

27 June 2016By

Europe indulged the UK for years following the second world war. But what happens now Britain is walking away from the EU?

Jonathan Goldsmith

Celebrating our judicial system

27 June 2016By

There is much to celebrate in our judicial system. Just ask judges in Venezuela and Poland.

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How to: become a professional support lawyer

13 June 2016By Marialuisa Taddia

The role of professional support lawyer offers a better work-life balance and opportunities for career progression are multiplying.

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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.

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