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Data page – September 2017

21 September 2017

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

Robert buckland

Criminal justice: How best to stop economic crime

18 September 2017By Lloyd Firth, Leila Gaafar

Are those responsible for preventing and controlling economic crime really up to it?

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GDPR: Don't panic on data protection

18 September 2017By Sarah Williamson

What law firms must do to survive data regulation’s new dawn

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Residential property: Don't write off leasehold just yet

18 September 2017By Russell Hewitson

As public concern mounts, leasehold must evolve if it is to survive.


Competition: Anti-competitive damages

18 September 2017By Louise Freeman, Elaine Whiteford

A tale of two trials: Mastercard, death spirals and MIFs.

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Uncommon entrance

18 September 2017

Some of the older generation may have forgotten how green they were.

David Lammy

Reality check on race bias

11 September 2017

Without political will Lammy’s proposals will not become reality

Blackfriars crown court

Hours of need?

4 September 2017

HMCTS appears impervious to facts over flexible court hours.

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Justice is too precious for political football

22 September 2017By Sir Henry Brooke

In every opinion poll consumers vote for justice, writes Sir Henry Brooke. Bach Commission’s proposals put their interests first.

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I'm sorry Wales, but you can't leave now

19 September 2017By

The Welsh legal sector is thriving. Has anyone asked the lawyers if they want a separate jurisdiction?


Equifax, lawyers and a chatbot

19 September 2017By

Legal market needs to respond to consequences of artificial intelligence competition.

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Avoiding an arbitrary fix

18 September 2017By Mark Tawn

Cost-cutting must not curb the rights of wronged parties in clinical negligence cases.

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How to: Prepare for the succession

24 July 2017By

In smaller practices, succession planning is often left until retirement comes into view. That is a mistake.


How to: Take a sabbatical

12 June 2017By

A solicitor can return from a sabbatical refreshed and brimming with ideas. The experience can leave a lasting imprint on a law firm’s culture too.

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.

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