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  • Law Societies
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    Local heroes

    24 June 2019

    Over 30 local law societies have disappeared in the last 25 years. Those that remain must innovate to stay relevant amid the decline in volunteerism, reports Marialuisa Taddia

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    Greenham Common plan to ‘crowd the prisons’

    24 June 2019

    In 1981, women and children walked over 100 miles to the Berkshire USAF base to protest against planned storage of nuclear cruise missiles.

  • Future lawyer week
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    Inertia is not an option

    17 June 2019

    Dismissing new tools and technologies as ‘hype’ will put the future of your firm at risk. And don’t worry – if a robot doesn’t perform, you can always sack it  

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    How to: use gender-neutral language

    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

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    Law Society spotlight: May‘s Council meeting

    10 June 2019

    Law Society work on statutory instruments relating to a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.

  • Avon Bristol Law Centre
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    Picking up the pieces

    10 June 2019

    Cash-strapped law centres are tottering under the growing burden of unmet legal need. Could lawyers do more to help? Eduardo Reyes reports

  • Stressed worker
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    How to leave work at the front door

    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

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    Taking on trust

    3 June 2019

    Big businesses naturally strain against the constraints of a competition regime whose power is partly vested in EU law and institutions. But they won’t be let off the leash post-Brexit, hears Marialuisa Taddia 

  • At the table
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    Feel the difference

    3 June 2019

    A special roundtable on new ways of providing legal services – in association with Thomson Reuters.

  • Shanghai
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    Too big to fail?

    20 May 2019

    China is embroiled in a bilateral trade war with the US but the international legal community is unlikely to panic. Foreign law firms are used to playing a long game there, hears Marialuisa Taddia