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SDT decisions

18 February 2019

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

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What we know about a ‘plan B’ Brexit

18 February 2019By Laura Devine

Brexit latest on immigration.

Joanna Goodman

Through a different lens

18 February 2019By Joanna Goodman

In what will be a year of significant change, looking at legal tech through a quadrant model can help firms focus on new developments that will help their business strategy.

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Sitting in judgement

18 February 2019By

Adversarial justice is founded upon representation and a properly functioning court system that can accommodate robust procedure. But is ‘reform’ pushing our jurisdiction into ‘inquisitorial’ territory? Eduardo Reyes reports from the latest Gazette roundtable

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Starred digests: 14 February 2019

14 February 2019

This week’s law reports include claims proceedings under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976, after the death of an entrepreneur in an accident involving an ambulance, for which the defendants conceded liability.

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Flying a red flag

18 February 2019By

Majority of law firms are prioritising the issue of anti-money laundering in 2019.

Paul rogerson

When the whistle blows

11 February 2019By

The strike-off of Emily Scott has caused uproar, proving a review of the SRA’s whistblowing charter is very much welcome.

Paul rogerson

All about the money

4 February 2019By

Can the profession really attract the best talent when qualification debt is so high?

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Dear HMCTS, tampons aren't dangerous

22 February 2019By

Court security officers may not place their hands inside visitors' bags but it's apparently OK to make lawyers feel humiliated.

Danielle cohen

Feminist interpretation of taking instructions

21 February 2019By Danielle Cohen

Developing a different approach when taking instructions and presenting cases may create new outcomes and precedents.

Paul maddock

LGBT+ beyond the City

20 February 2019By Paul Maddock

Smaller and regional law firms often struggle to replicate the City’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Hannah laming

A code for private prosecutors

19 February 2019By Hannah Laming

The Private Prosecutors’ Association (PPA) has launched a consultation on its draft code for private prosecutors.

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News focus: Making the bar a 'happy place to be'

18 February 2019By

This year’s bar chair wants to end the profession’s ‘24/7 culture’ to improve wellbeing and help tackle retention woes. And he’s optimistic the MoJ is finally getting the message on funding

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How to: give a client bad news

11 February 2019By Katharine Freeland

Solicitors are often the bearer of bad news to their clients, but there are ways to deliver this information without damaging your relationship. Katharine Freeland reports.

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