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    Final countdown?

    14 October 2019

    The date, terms and even certainty of the UK’s departure from the EU are all in doubt, but law firms can still do more to plan and prepare. Melanie Newman reports

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    Law Society spotlight: October’s Council meeting

    14 October 2019

    A report from this month’s Law Society Council meeting.

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    Muddying the waters

    7 October 2019

    Burford Capital’s high-profile run-in with a short-seller has put litigation funders – and their suitability for listing – in the spotlight. Rachel Rothwell reports

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    Dangerous territory

    7 October 2019

    Korea’s festering divide serves as a reminder of the intensifying worldwide struggle to uphold the rule of law and judicial independence. Michael Cross takes the pulse of the global profession at the International Bar Association’s annual conference in Seoul

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    Impostor syndrome – how to conquer your fears

    7 October 2019

    Introducing a new regular column on wellbeing in the legal profession.

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    Bull run tumbles

    30 September 2019

    Market metrics pored over by commercial property lawyers point to lean times for the sector in the UK. How is the profession responding? Marialuisa Taddia reports

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    Eyes on the prize

    23 September 2019

    As consolidation enriches the first wave of legal tech entrepreneurs, competitions are springing up to pump-prime the next generation. Can they help sustain choice? 

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    Asia Specific

    23 September 2019

    A lack of central bureaucracy and divergent laws make the Association of Southeast Asian Nations a difficult market to crack, but for law firms that understand the region the potential is huge. Marialuisa Taddia reports.

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    Wars of the world

    16 September 2019

    The International Criminal Court marked its 21st anniversary with two landmark cases. But concerns persist that the court is not living up to its potential, reports Grania Langdon-Down.

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    Five-step plan for taking a sabbatical

    16 September 2019

    For lawyers, ‘taking a sabbatical’ can mean anything from six weeks out to settle young children into school, to six months spent solo, walking ancient pilgrim routes from Canterbury to Rome.

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    Choppy waters

    2 September 2019

    After several years of calm, the professional indemnity insurance market is suddenly looking turbulent. Melanie Newman reports

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    How to go public

    2 September 2019

    DWF’s pioneering listing on the London Stock Exchange raised £95m and transformed the firm into a global player. Rachel Rothwell goes behind the scenes to discover how the firm reinvented itself

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    Insight: Making crime - and civil law - pay

    2 September 2019

    Tikit is a leading provider of innovative and specialist technology to the Legal and Professional services sector.

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    Double jeopardy

    5 August 2019

    When the Civil Liability Act ushers in reduced whiplash payouts and curtails legal costs for minor injuries, defence lawyers will need to raise their game alongside their claimant counterparts. Melanie Newman reports

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    Insight: Protecting your business from a cyber attack

    5 August 2019

    Cyberclear, Hiscox’s Cyber and Data Risks Insurance, has been ranked the most comprehensive policy by the Insurance Times.

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    Roads to recovery

    29 July 2019

    Overstretched bailiffs and enforcement processes as complex as the original court case are the hallmarks of a civil recovery regime that is not fit for purpose. Marialuisa Taddia reports

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    Balancing act

    29 July 2019

    No one talks about ‘light touch’ regulation in financial services these days. But is the FCA struggling to find the right balance between intervention and fostering innovation? Grania Langdon-Down reports 

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    Battle lines

    22 July 2019

    When a promising military career is cut short by injury, fighting for compensation to rebuild your life can be a process fraught with obstacles. Rachel Rothwell speaks to the solicitors who act for service personnel

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    Chain reaction

    22 July 2019

    Residential conveyancers struggle to recall a ‘normal’ period, with regulatory change, a volatile economy and low margins all front of mind. Marialuisa Taddia reports.

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    Insight: Drainage and water issues

    22 July 2019

    Jonny Davey at Geodesys looks at the quality of information provided in drainage and water searches and discusses how conveyancers can ensure the full picture for their clients.