Analysis

The latest features, comment and analysis from the Gazette

Partner departure

Dealing with partner departures

20 November 2017By Catriona Watt

The experience of a tricky partner’s departure can help to define a firm’s culture and market reputation.

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Blockchain: a numbers game

20 November 2017By

Blockchain is a very good horse to bet on – we just don’t yet know in which race

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Commercial property: Restrictive covenants

20 November 2017By Suzanne Gill

There are few cases so iconic that lawyers remember the names long after university or law school. One is Tulk v Moxhay [1848], the case on the restrictive covenants which have prevented building on Leicester Square. The date of that case demonstrates that well-drafted restrictive covenants on land are an ...

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Canada: Trading places

20 November 2017By Grania Langdon-Down

Buffeted by foreign incomers and embroiled in a trade stand-off with the US, Canadian law firms are seeking to broaden their horizons.

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Pro bono: Never enough

20 November 2017By

Can pro bono legal advice be more than a ‘sticking plaster on a gushing wound’?

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Super-exam: more to do

20 November 2017

Does the work experience requirement of SQE set the bar too low?

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Avoidance strategies

13 November 2017

Some law firms will steer clients away from aggressive tax planning.

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Class in the background

6 November 2017

Without layering in data on life advantage, diversity reporting is of limited use.

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Spying in bulk

20 November 2017By Joshua Rozenberg

A case that could reset the balance between security and personal privacy was heard in Strasbourg this month.

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Unqualified success

20 November 2017By Amanda Hamilton

It is in the profession’s best interests to properly recognise the value of paralegals.

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Robots will be biased: live with it

17 November 2017By

Calls for strict regulation of artificial intelligence algorithms are at best premature.

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Locke Lord: a lesson in deterrence

16 November 2017By David Barton

Record-setting judgment provides a valuable insight into the agreed outcome procedure.

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