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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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    Five tips for doing a digital detox

    21 October 2019

    Although a full detox is often impractical, there are basic steps you can follow to take control of your digital life. Katharine Freeland outlines five tips to get started

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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.