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    Covid-19 public inquiry: Asking the right questions

    18 May 2020

    The government is facing calls for a public inquiry into its response to the coronavirus pandemic. What form should such an inquiry take and what should it investigate?

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    Staying powers

    18 May 2020

    Marialuisa Taddia canvasses practitioners on coping with a dysfunctional immigration regime made worse by the pandemic.

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    Public law challenges: What happened next

    11 May 2020

    Seminal public law challenges disappear from the media radar after final judgment is handed down. What happens next is not always what one would expect.

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    Running for cover

    11 May 2020

    With premiums on the up and income in freefall, the Gazette assembles a panel of brokers and solicitors for insights and advice on professional indemnity insurance. Maria Shahid reports.

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    Crash test

    4 May 2020

    Covid-19 has prompted unprecedented collaboration between personal injury claimant lawyers and the insurance sector. Could this new spirit of co-operation survive the pandemic?   

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    Shutting up shop

    27 April 2020

    The impact of lockdown on commercial real estate and the sector’s legal advisers will be profound.

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    Self starters

    20 April 2020

    After just three years the ‘continuing competence’ regime is already being reviewed. Was the SRA right to deregulate professional development?

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    Power grab

    20 April 2020

    Is a UK daily death toll numbered in the hundreds distracting us from unjustified assaults on our rights and the responsibilities of government?

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    Law Society spotlight: The Law Society Charity

    6 April 2020

    Founded 45 years ago, the LSC mostly depends upon legacies and donations from law firms and individual practitioners.

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    Home-made justice

    6 April 2020

    For the lawyers and expert witnesses involved, the first trial conducted through Skype was a success – but that enthusiasm is not shared by the litigant.

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    How to work in new ways

    30 March 2020

    With Covid-19 shutting offices and forcing teams apart, Katharine Freeland looks at remote, flexible and agile working

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    Home truths

    23 March 2020

    Conveyancing is in need of an overhaul – but will vested interests thwart effective reforms? Marialuisa Taddia reports.

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    Happy anniversary?

    16 March 2020

    As the Commercial Court turns 125, litigators are confident it can remain globally pre-eminent despite the threat of rival jurisdictions and Brexit uncertainty. Jonathan Rayner reports.

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    Classism: the unseen prejudice

    16 March 2020

    According to the Social Mobility Commission’s 2019 poll, 77% of people feel there is a large gap between social classes in Britain today.

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    Connecting the dots

    9 March 2020

    Innovative platforms are enabling advisers to deepen their relationships with clients, while at the same time identifying new business opportunities for law firms.

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    What the SQE means for law firms

    9 March 2020

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) intends to introduce the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) in the autumn of 2021.

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    Seeing ‘Person A’

    2 March 2020

    A record number of sexual harassment and assault cases came before the SDT in 2019, with more promised in 2020. Is this tribunal the proper forum for these cases and how is it coping in what is unfamiliar territory? Eduardo Reyes reports 

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    Law Society spotlight: February’s Council meeting

    24 February 2020

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

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    Ruling elite

    17 February 2020

    The bench still looks nothing like the society from which it is drawn, reports Melanie Newman. Do we need targets and quotas, or are some barriers to judicial diversity self-imposed?

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    Crash landing

    10 February 2020

    The Senior Managers and Certification Regime focused City minds on individual accountability, writes Marialuisa Taddia. But does one fine in four years suggest failure or - paradoxically - that the regime is working?