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  • Cryptocrime
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    Picking up the traces

    13 January 2020

    As law enforcers fight a multi-faceted battle against fraud, Grania Langdon-Down looks at the revolutionary challenges posed by cryptoassets to solicitors on the frontline.

  • Cybercrime
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    Protecting your funds from cybercriminals

    13 January 2020

    How to handle everyday IT challenges in your legal business

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    How to: Tackle succession planning

    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.

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    Law Society art exhibition turns 60

    2020-01-07T12:05:00Z

    Lawyer members of the group share what art means to them ahead of this month's show. 

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    Law Society spotlight: December’s Council meeting

    2019-12-10T11:09:00Z

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

  • Helen Conway
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    Lubricating the cogs of a creaking legal system

    9 December 2019

    There is room for compassion.

  • London 1919
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    ‘A great many she bears’

    9 December 2019

    The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 turns 100 on 23 December. Eduardo Reyes looks back on a century of shifting attitudes, both in the press and the Council chamber

  • Man carrying house
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    Putting the house in order

    2 December 2019

    From fighting money laundering to keeping an eye on dodgy estate agents, the regulatory burden on conveyancing solicitors is growing. Marialuisa Taddia reports

  • Bishop-James-Jones
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    Off home turf

    25 November 2019

    A ‘whispering campaign’ is allegedly under way to keep solicitors off their feet and out of court.

  • Killer whale
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    Pivot to follow the money

    25 November 2019

    As the lawtech startup market hardens, firms that can adapt and take advantage of changing trading conditions are best placed to survive and thrive.

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    How to: be a non-executive director

    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.

  • Crown Prosecution Service
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    Gazette Investigation: CPS conviction rate 'benchmark' never made public

    2019-11-14T10:26:00Z

    Introduction of CPS target coincided with period of drastic decline in numbers of cases charged.

  • Shutterstock
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    Death by a thousand cuts?

    11 November 2019

    Working in legal aid gives solicitors an unparalleled opportunity to help ordinary people, reports Grania Langdon-Down . But where is the next generation coming from in a sector that successive governments have repeatedly clobbered?

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    The Belonging Project

    4 November 2019

    Graphic representation: pictures to access law

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    Broad stripes, bright stars

    4 November 2019

    Growing numbers of law students are aiming to become US-qualified, hoping to practise in north America or gain an edge in international legal practice. Marialuisa Taddia looks at the advantages and challenges of sitting US bar exams.

  • India
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    India: a case study of our post-Brexit potential

    28 October 2019

    In these tumultuous times, I am reminded of a quote from Abraham Lincoln. ‘Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.’

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    The new oil

    28 October 2019

    Data has been dubbed an ‘extractive’ product, obtained and used to make fortunes and swing elections. Marialuisa Taddia reviews attempts to police its use through the GDPR

  • Shinzo Abe
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    Back on the world stage

    21 October 2019

    Japan’s resurgent economy has lured international law firms back to Asia-Pacific’s biggest wealth hub. But the country’s protectionist traditions present formidable challenges, reports Marialuisa Taddia.

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    Law Society spotlight: Reaching out for a support lifeline

    21 October 2019

    As the Law Society’s Practice Advice Service turns 30, Jonathan Rayner looks behind the scenes at how the team helps hard-pressed solicitors.

  • ACLAND-HOOD
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    When TRIBE goes to law

    21 October 2019

    As more than 2,000 delegates swamped Legal Geek, the biggest legal tech event in Europe, speakers reinforced the message that the customer/client experience should come first.