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Law society library

Law Society library: information station

27 July 2015By

In the first of a series of articles about what the Law Society can do for you, we visit Chancery Lane’s magnificent library to clear up some misconceptions.


Requesting a court revisit its judgment

27 July 2015By Masood Ahmed

How can a court exercise its discretion and revisit its judgment in the light of a new point?

Private client roundtable

Roundtable: private wealth

27 July 2015By

High-net-worth people with $1m or more to invest want advice from private client lawyers on issues ranging from tax to trusts.


Search warrants: duty of disclosure

27 July 2015By Edmund Smyth

State agencies applying for search warrants must be painstaking in their approach.

Data Page July 2015

Data page – July 2015

21 July 2015

The latest data page figures, compiled by Moneyfacts, are now available.

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Royal mail

Commodifying the courts

27 July 2015

There is no reason to suppose that anything is off limits for privitisation after MoJ hikes court fees again.

Houses of Parliament

No panacea on regulation

20 July 2015

A consensus is lacking on reform, the lord chancellor will discover.

Lawyer scared by IT

In with the IT crowd

13 July 2015

Lawyers tend to be people with arts and social sciences degrees.

Slater and Gordon HQ Chancery Lane on say of Quindell acquisition

Taking stock of Slater

6 July 2015

The quoted firm’s market travails highlight one downside of flotation.

London City

Unjust obligations on lawyers

29 June 2015

How could singular City skillsets meet the demands of poorer people?

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Jonathan Goldsmith

Regulating the unregulated

27 July 2015By

A US case involving dentists has refocused attention on that vexed question: how do we police unregulated providers?

Jonathan Goldsmith

Help in an emergency

27 July 2015By

Lawyers should not ignore the immigration crisis – it demands an EU-wide response.

Jonathan Smithers

Real change on human rights

27 July 2015By Jonathan Smithers

The Law Society is doing pioneering work on business and human rights.

Monidipa Fouzder

Courting unpopularity

24 July 2015By

The government must not be too dismissive in its responses to consultations.

Rachel rothwell

Gove’s ultimate weapon

20 July 2015By

How the justice secretary could force through the legal aid levy.

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How to retire

How to: plan for retirement

20 July 2015By

Solicitors should prepare for retirement as they prepared for their careers.

Building trust

How to: help clients build trust

29 June 2015By

Big companies are struggling to retain the trust of those they depend on, which is destroying value in tangible ways. Should they be listening to their lawyers?

How to judge

How to: become a judge

22 June 2015By Grania Langdon-Down

What do solicitors need to consider when applying for a judicial post?

China cartoon

How to: work in China

18 May 2015By Marialuisa Taddia

While China offers stimulating opportunities for UK lawyers, its language and culture present formidable challenges.

team player

How to: deal with problem partners

4 May 2015By

The partnership model makes parting company a complex affair. But this is often the outcome when serious difficulties arise.


How to: set in-house KPIs

20 April 2015By

A look at how performance indicators can help demonstrate the value of in-house teams and boost their efficiency.

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