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Pounds and data

Data page – August 2017

17 August 2017

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

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The 10,000 hour rule – as in table tennis, so in law

14 August 2017By Darryl Cooke

Hours logged may not guarantee expertise, but it will assure clients that their work is in safe hands.

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The laws the Grenfell Inquiry must tackle

11 August 2017

The many difficulties the inquiry team will have to face in a regulatory minefield.

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Brexit: Deal or no deal?

7 August 2017By Joanna Goodman

From Brexit apps and heat maps to joining the Irish Bar, lawyers are preparing for a life‑changing event of epic scale.

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Born fighter: Jenny Beck

7 August 2017By

For Jenny Beck, defending people on the margins of society from the depredations of government is a vocation.

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Rates and wrongs

7 August 2017

Bumper profits belie the insurance lobby’s faux outrage.

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A tipping point for justice?

31 July 2017

Ensuring every citizen can secure access to justice is part of what being a ‘citizen’ means

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Burying good news

24 July 2017

Why the concern that clients prefer to make an informed choice?

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Change the law to thwart the moped muggers

18 August 2017By M. A. Muid Khan

Police officers are hamstrung when seeking to give pursuit.

Monidipa Fouzder

MoJ consultations: head-banging exercise

17 August 2017By

How many people does it take to disagree with the government before it abandons a proposal?

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Gender Recognition Act and the road to self-declaration

16 August 2017By Rachel Reese

Self-declaration will help ensure our gender marker is recorded officially and allow transgender people to integrate seamlessly into society.

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When clients instruct a solicitor, they expect the full package

15 August 2017By

Yes, the market has changed -  but consumers must not be misled into thinking they are always protected.

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How to succession

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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Partner of murdered former Eastenders actress appeals life sentence

10 July 2017

Arthur Simpson-Kent, the partner of former EastEnders actress Sian Blake, appeals his whole life sentence for murdering her and their two children after learning she was going to leave him and take them with her. Watch the broadcast, in association with Sky News.



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