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Law Society spotlight: Reaching out for a support lifeline

21 October 2019By

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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Decisions and SRA interventions

21 October 2019

Decisions filed recently with the Law Society (which may be subject to appeal).

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A (final) roundup

21 October 2019By Anthony Edwards

The last roundup of criminal justice elements with Anthony Edwards.

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Five tips for doing a digital detox

21 October 2019By Katharine Freeland

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


When TRIBE goes to law

21 October 2019By Joanna Goodman

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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Death and taxes

21 October 2019By

Media coverage of MoJ’s decision to scrap changes to probate fees was predictably jubilant.

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Class actions

14 October 2019By

Profession again dominates league table of 75 employers doing the most to improve social mobility.

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Time, gentlemen, please

7 October 2019By

How long will routine social drinking with colleagues and clients continue?

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Window of opportunity

30 September 2019By

Not so long ago, we’d surely have considered it eccentric seriously to question the separation of powers.

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Embarrassing? Maybe - but Slater and Gordon has to move on


Pursuing a case against Watchstone was a costly and risky attempt to right any wrongs of the past.

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Lawtech regulation must not stifle innovation

2019-10-21T09:22:00+01:00By Simon Davis

Striking the balance between protecting legal service consumers and encouraging modernisation will mean a bright future for the profession.

Joshua Rozenberg

PM’s justice agenda is long on aspiration

21 October 2019By Joshua Rozenberg

Many of the government’s proposals are not bills.

Laura Hayward

Struggling to find work


I have 30 years’ experience as an in-house commercial lawyer but have not worked for year. 

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News focus: ​Making Welsh law more accessible

21 October 2019By William Ham Bevan

Ahead of Thursday’s landmark report from the Commission on Justice, speakers at this year’s Legal Wales conference hailed a ‘generational’ opportunity to simplify a mountain of legislation.

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How to: use gender-neutral language

17 June 2019By Melanie Newman

By writing ‘Dear Sirs’, some lawyers feel they are holding out against political correctness. But the battle against gender-neutral language is surely a losing cause, reports Melanie Newman

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How to leave work at the front door

3 June 2019By Katharine Freeland

Switching off from the office will make you happier and more productive, but this is easier said than done. Katharine Freeland offers some top tips about how to strike a healthy work/life balance


How to: make the most of PR

25 March 2019By

A public relations strategy need not just be for the very largest practices – in a crowded market, firms of all sizes are seeking ways to stand out. Eduardo Reyes reports

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Damage limitation for past misdeeds

21 October 2019By Anthony Edwards

Criminal Records, Privacy and the Criminal Justice System | Edward Jones, Jessica Jones

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History horrible and crimes true

21 October 2019By Jon Ludford-Thomas

Law’s Strangest Cases: Extraordinary but True Stories | Peter Seddon

Old advocates

Style guide for every advocate’s shelf

14 October 2019By Tony Shaw QC

Speaking in Court: Developments in Court Advocacy from the 17th to the 21st Century | Andrew Watson


Questions of morality

14 October 2019By Tom Proverbs-Garbett

The Right To Do Wrong: Morality and the Limits of Law | Mark Osiel

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Leading from the front

14 October 2019By Laura Devine

How to Lead Smart People | Arun Singh and Mike Mister

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