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Futures market - Private client

22 May 2017By Grania Langdon-Down

Helping people navigate their lives can be immensely rewarding, hears Grania Langdon-Down, but where is the next generation of private client solicitors?

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Cases shaping costs budgeting

22 May 2017By David Wallis

On 1 April 2013, the 64th update to the Civil Procedure Rules came into force and brought with it the requirement for budgets to be filed and served in all multi-track claims (initially with the exception of those in the Commercial/Admiralty Courts but subsequently extended to those courts) issued on ...

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Criminal Finances Act 2017

22 May 2017By Roger Sahota

Roger Sahota assesses a radical overhaul of the anti-money laundering and confiscation regime.

SRA intervention: Asons Solicitors Ltd

22 May 2017

Practitioner Akram failed to comply with the SRA Principles 2011 and the SRA Code of Conduct 2011.

SRA intervention: Saints Solicitors LLP

22 May 2017

Firm failed to comply with the SRA Accounts Rules 2011 and SRA Principles 2011.

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A private function

22 May 2017

Ageing sector needs an injection of new blood


One of our own?

15 May 2017

Neither main party is short of lawyers who could step up

Compassion in fashion

8 May 2017

Law attracts perfectionists and the price for mistakes is high

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The Trial: the verdict

26 May 2017By John Harding

Channel 4’s docu-drama entertained - but missed opportunities to educate.


Charting our rights post-Brexit

22 May 2017By

The EU is a union of values, as well as a trade and currency bloc. We must not abandon those values.


Driving test

22 May 2017By

What could the Uber opinion mean for the law and legal services?

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Shaping up to help members

22 May 2017By Robert Bourns

How the Law Society is adapting its governance to a changing environment.

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BOOK REVIEW: Legal thickets of localism

22 May 2017By Nicholas Dobson

What do the following have in common: the Ivy House Pub in Nunhead, south-east London; various football stadiums, including Manchester United’s Old Trafford; Blencathra (the Lake District mountain); and the cold war control tower at the former Greenham Common RAF base (pictured)? Answer: they are all Assets of Community Value ...

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Act for SMEs

Act for SMEs

15 May 2017By Marialuisa Taddia

Law firms must be innovative with charging structures to exploit rising demand from 5.5 million SMEs.


Make agile working work

8 May 2017By

Professionals are demanding flexible working – and legal employers which have responded claim excellent results


How to: commit to collaboration

6 March 2017By Grania Langdon-Down

Working with other firms can spread risk and help you scale up.

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Solicitor jailed for £60k tax fraud appeals against sentence

16 May 2017

Appeal against sentence: Azhar Islam Khan, for tax evasion. Criminal defence solicitor jailed for 18 months in January for lying about income from his Wembley-based City Law Solicitors in order to steal more than £60,000.