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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

  • Linda lamb
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    Setting up a family law practice alone

    2019-05-03T09:22:00Z

    From maximising connections to considering the finer details: the most helpful steps when building a business on your own. 

  • Sally challen rcj
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    Home truths

    15 April 2019

    The law on domestic abuse, coercive control and violence has changed. But antiquated attitudes die hard and every step forward is a struggle, hears Melanie Newman

  • Victoria atkins mp
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    Conduct unbecoming

    25 February 2019

    What has changed since the #MeToo movement reached the legal profession? Eduardo Reyes reflects on a turbulent year for allegations, high-profile departures – and resistance to change

  • 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. 

  • Janet Legrand QC
    Profile

    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

  • 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their lack of legal rights in the event of separation or death, but will a growing appetite for reform actually change ‘outdated’ laws?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. 

  • Law Society illustration
    Feature

    Law Society spotlight: December's Council meeting

    2018-12-13T14:54:00Z

    Council met at Chancery Lane for the last time in 2018 on 5 December.

  • Tsai Ing-wen
    Feature

    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