Features

  • Bad news
    Feature

    How to: give a client bad news

    11 February 2019

    Solicitors are often the bearer of bad news to their clients, but there are ways to deliver this information without damaging your relationship. Katharine Freeland reports.

  • Stop forced adoption
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    Coping with a care crisis

    11 February 2019

    There is little wrong with the 30-year-old Children Act, lawyers tell Marialuisa Taddia. But years of austerity too often compromise the legal process, challenging the ability of courts and social services to prioritise the interests of the vulnerable.

  • Future lawyers
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    Training lawyers for tomorrow

    4 February 2019

    Can new gateways to a legal career mitigate the eye-watering cost of qualification and boost diversity? Grania Langdon-Down reports

  • driverless pod
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    Moving up a gear

    28 January 2019

    The government has ambitious plans for autonomous transport but this rapidly evolving technology threatens to drive a coach and horses through our legal framework. Rachel Rothwell reports

  • Janet Legrand QC
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    Taking control

    21 January 2019

    An unquenchable drive is in Janet Legrand’s DNA. This catapulted the Woman Lawyer of the Year 2018 to the helm of global firm DLA Piper and into the heart of international dispute resolution, writes Jonathan Rayner

  • Slavery protesters
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    Roads to serfdom

    21 January 2019

    As the government battles to fulfil its pledges on tackling modern slavery, Grania Langdon-Down discovers that professionals are also under huge pressure to help crack down on such criminality.

  • Siobhan McLaughlin
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    Living dangerously

    14 January 2019

    Many unmarried couples are unaware of their lack of legal rights in the event of separation or death, but will a growing appetite for reform actually change ‘outdated’ laws? Marialuisa Taddia reports

  • Mary Poppins returns perpetuates inflexible lawyer stereotype
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    Two tribes go to war

    14 January 2019

    Legal tech proponents are dividing into opposing camps. One says the industry should stay within its comfort zone, the other can’t wait to jump on the innovation bandwagon.

  • Tsai Ing-wen
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    Second republic

    10 December 2018

    Taiwan is looking beyond China to develop wider business links – and this could be good news for UK law firms specialising in international trade. Marialuisa Taddia reports

  • Judge Carolyn Hilder
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    Facts of life

    26 November 2018

    The Court of Protection’s new vice-president wants to enhance its role and stimulate public debate, hears Grania Langdon-Down