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Crossing the river — the law on legal professional privilege

12 August 2016By Bryan Cave

A recent decision in Hong Kong may have powerful repercussions for the concept of LPP.

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Briggs' online court: what is enough justice?

12 August 2016By Francesca Kaye

The law has a dubious history with large-scale IT projects. Will Briggs’ reforms actually work?


Clarity on costs

9 August 2016By James Scozzi

Clear guidelines on where the ‘goalposts’ are when it comes to requesting interim payments.


Local government: duty to give reasons

1 August 2016By Nicholas Dobson

Had the case been made when Hammersmith and Fulham LBC proposed a regeneration of Shepherd’s Bush Market?


Bankruptcy in conveyancing

1 August 2016By Jonathan Titmuss

What are the implications for advisers when the vendor goes bankrupt mid-way through the sale?

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Numbers crunch?

1 August 2016

Briggs LJ alludes to a ‘notorious’ surplus of qualified solicitors.

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Courts modernisation: hitting a brick wall

25 July 2016

It is essential that the cash promised for court IT materialises.

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SRA: to catch a fake

18 July 2016

Failure to deal swiftly with suspect credentials harms the profession’s reputation.


Law treading water on race?

11 July 2016

Despite having had segregation in living memory, the US scores better on judicial appointments.


Brexit: home alone

4 July 2016

Our bumper legal export surplus is in jeopardy.

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Law firms and the John Lewis-style model

24 August 2016By Ann Tyler

How can firms reconcile a profit-sharing model with the traditional partnership?

Mark Anderson

Contract drafters: don't be complacent

22 August 2016By Mark Anderson

Solicitors churn out contracts full of imperfections while thinking they are good at drafting. 

Jonathan Goldsmith

We are one profession

22 August 2016By

Foreign firms competing with world-class City practices will be delighted the LSB is seeking to degrade our quality mark.

Michael Cross

Advising on tax avoidance isn’t a crime

18 August 2016By

A thriving tax avoidance sector is a sign of a society that has got one thing right. 

Jonathan Goldsmith

‘Political correctness’ and lawyers

16 August 2016By

The scope of new American bar rules on anti-discrimination is controversially broad – is it time for the SRA to revisit its own?

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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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