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Diversity access scheme: social skills

26 March 2015By

Social mobility lies at the heart of the Law Society’s Diversity Access Scheme.

Lord Dyson

Legal aid tenders judgment

26 March 2015

The Court of Appeal delivers its verdict on a challenge by the Law Society and practitioner group to the lord chancellor’s criminal legal aid reforms.


Growth can carry hidden threats

25 March 2015By Martyn Jennings, Steve Din

With the opportunity for top-line growth comes the new threat of overtrading. The worst may not be behind us.

Ellen Debruin

Revisiting divorce settlements

23 March 2015By Amanda Melton

The case of Stephen and Ellen Debruin reopens the argument about whether judges’ wide discretion ends with fair results.

Serious Fraud Office

What the SFO is now doing right

23 March 2015By Christopher David

David Green has revitalised the Serious Fraud Office but it remains under pressure to deliver convictions.

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Family court room

Unhappy families

23 March 2015

Too often judgments in family cases look and feel arbitrary.

Empty press conference

Muzzled watchdog

16 March 2015

What could be more relevant to ‘consumers’ than the huge hike in court fees?

Welsh assembly

Missing pages on Wales

9 March 2015

Solicitors still have nowhere to go to access the law relating to Wales.

Lord Neuberger

In sickness and in health

2 March 2015

The system cannot work with one limb in athletic prime, the other gangrenous.

Pen and keyboard

Thinking digitally

23 February 2015

The tangible benefits of big data to lawyers and clients are becoming obvious.

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Monidipa Fouzder

Lawyers reflect on racism

27 March 2015By

‘Diversity’ was not a word district judge Tan Ikram heard much of in the 1990s, he told attendees at the launch of the Law Society’s Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division earlier this month.

Jonathan Goldsmith

In-house lawyers – a paradox

27 March 2015By

Countries across the EU treat in-house lawyers differently. Why?


SRA should apologise for closure blunder

26 March 2015By

Andrew Williams’ professional reputation was savaged within 30 minutes – isn’t it time someone said sorry?

Jonathan Goldsmith

Client accounts – French connection

23 March 2015By

Regulators are looking across the channel for ideas on handling client money. But France treats its lawyers like grown-ups.

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

Ethical pursuit of prosperity

23 March 2015By Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

Human rights abuses are not just morally wrong, they are also bad for business.

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