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EU data protection compliance

23 January 2017By Ibrahim Hasan

The General Data Protection Regulation is here to stay: well beyond the date of Brexit. What do you need to know?

Bradford magistrates

Junior lawyers: my first day in court

23 January 2017By Marilyn Stowe

A baptism of fire in Bradford taught me some valuable lessons.


Financial regulation: City police

23 January 2017By Elle McDonald

Four years on, the financial services watchdog has yet to convince lawyers representing victims of alleged wrongdoing that it is living up to its rhetoric.


How to: attract external investors

23 January 2017By

Solicitors are naturally wary of outside investment, but it is a day-to-day reality for a growing number of firms.


In-house: what skills do GCs need?

23 January 2017

Vodafone’s general counsel reflects on the skills required of GCs to shape the organisation around them.

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Turkey and the rule of law

23 January 2017

Erdogan wants his control of the legal system built into the very architecture of the state.

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Elite law firms play for high stakes

16 January 2017

No firm is too big to fail in this highly competitive space.


Brexit and trade: common interests

9 January 2017

Can this confederation of 52 nations offer some kind of substitute for the EU?

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Paul rogerson

Judicial independence: media circus moves on

24 January 2017By

Pro-Brexit tabloids renew their assault on legal ‘elite’ – but this time it feels tokenistic.


Legal services at forefront of Global Britain

23 January 2017By Elizabeth Truss

I am working to ensure our legal services sector remains an economic powerhouse when we leave the European Union, writes lord chancellor Elizabeth Truss.

Joshua Rozenberg

Detention dilemma

23 January 2017By Joshua Rozenberg

Ministers will be worried by last week’s Supreme Court judgments in claims against the MoD. But it could have been worse.

Paul catley

‘Super-exam’ is an article of blind faith

23 January 2017By Paul Catley

A new ‘super-exam’ is designed to open up the profession, but there is no evidence it will.

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How to change specialiasm

How to: change specialism

7 November 2016By Marialuisa Taddia

Moving practice area or career sector can be daunting. But given persistence and time it can pay off, reports Marialuisa Taddia.


How to: make pro bono work

31 October 2016By

Ahead of National Pro Bono Week, we preview of a free new guide to how solicitors can give something back.

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How to: set up a law firm

12 September 2016By

Establishing a new firm is a daunting prospect but help is at hand.

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