Firms and solicitors continue to quit legal aid. But what to do if you want to stick with it? Melanie Newman reports
27 July 2020
Retirement can herald the happiest days of a lawyer’s life – or the start of a new career. Jonathan Rayner talks to three solicitors about how they have made the most of their golden years.
30 March 2020
With Covid-19 shutting offices and forcing teams apart, Katharine Freeland looks at remote, flexible and agile working
13 January 2020
Contemplating your own professional mortality can be uncomfortable, hears Marialuisa Taddia. But the rise of the ‘zombie’ law firm shows it is never too early to start thinking about what comes next.
18 November 2019
When a solicitor becomes a non-executive director their role is not simply to offer free legal advice – they are expected to support the board and CEO, says Melanie Newman.
17 June 2019
By writing ‘Dear Sirs’, some lawyers feel they are holding out against political correctness. But the battle against gender-neutral language is surely a losing cause, reports Melanie Newman
3 June 2019
Switching off from the office will make you happier and more productive, but this is easier said than done. Katharine Freeland offers some top tips about how to strike a healthy work/life balance
25 March 2019
A public relations strategy need not just be for the very largest practices – in a crowded market, firms of all sizes are seeking ways to stand out. Eduardo Reyes reports
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.
3 December 2018
Part-time lawyers have long been seen as lacking commitment to their careers and to their clients. But that hackneyed view is changing, reports Marialuisa Taddia
22 October 2018
Sanctioning a colleague for wrongdoing is fraught with hidden perils, especially if they are a partner. Melanie Newman asks the experts how to handle disciplinary matters
3 September 2018
Taking new accommodation is the biggest change management opportunity in the life of a law firm. Long-term planning is critical to getting it right.
6 August 2018
Filing a complaint for discriminatory or unfair treatment by your employer is fraught with risks. Advice and planning can secure a positive outcome.
16 July 2018
The best law firm websites are not fancy. They are quick to load and easy to navigate.
16 April 2018
Finding someone to offer sage advice and guide you through your career can be invaluable.
19 March 2018
The traditional role of legal PA is disappearing fast as more qualified and commercially minded people get involved in frontline work. Maria Shahid reports.
12 March 2018
Most lawyers now accept the importance of online promotion, but how do they know if their efforts are effective?
5 March 2018
A new generation of tech startups will enable law firms of all sizes and in-house teams to reap the benefits of artificial intelligence.
22 January 2018
Since Britain’s vote to leave the EU, lawyers and other professional services have Ireland in their sights.
16 October 2017
Why are some firms always popping up in the media while others struggle to get coverage? And how should you handle a crisis?
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