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The latest features, comment and analysis from the Gazette

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Advocacy and the vulnerable training

20 February 2017By Ian Kelcey

This robust training programme aims to help advocates strike a balance between putting forward a client’s case effectively in court and ensuring that vulnerable witnesses are not subjected to undue stress.

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Rolls-Royce – a watershed moment?

20 February 2017By Lloyd Firth

This deferred prosecution agreement offers some useful lessons and outlines emerging trends in the law.

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Snubbing the secular

20 February 2017By Kathleen Hallisey

The Jehovah’s Witnesses organisation is facing an international abuse scandal on a scale akin to the Catholic Church.

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How to: get ahead with Twitter

20 February 2017By

Don’t be put off by Donald Trump’s 140-character rants – Twitter is a platform with plenty to offer lawyers.

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Expert witnesses: science friction

20 February 2017By Grania Langdon-Down

Experts and their evidence are under hostile scrutiny amid fears over a decline in standards.

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Integrity and evidence

20 February 2017

Muddling through will have a corrosive effect on justice.

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Women lawyers: ditching lazy assumptions

13 February 2017

Women lawyers do not opt out but are, in effect, opted out.

Yes Minister

Access to justice denied – again

6 February 2017

MoJ attempt to spin bad news on employment tribunals was worthy of Yes Minister.

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Will PI lawyers be grateful for small mercies?

23 February 2017By

Liz Truss has made the closure of some firms inevitable, but it could have been worse.

Michael Cross

Lawyers and the summer of love

22 February 2017By

Fifty years ago, lawyers were talking about Europe and sexual offences – but probably more about the Breathalyzer.

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Trump and lawyers

21 February 2017By

The rule of law is being shaken like rarely before in the US – how will the American Bar Association respond?

Joshua Rozenberg

Careless driving licence

20 February 2017By Joshua Rozenberg

No one in government remembers the last time a lord chancellor introduced something as short-sighted as these personal injury reforms.

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How to: get ahead with Twitter

20 February 2017By

Don’t be put off by Donald Trump’s 140-character rants – Twitter is a platform with plenty to offer lawyers.

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How to: recruit apprentices

6 February 2017By Grania Langdon-Down

Apprentices can breathe new life into law firms but the recruitment process requires a detailed business plan.

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How to: change specialism

7 November 2016By Marialuisa Taddia

Moving practice area or career sector can be daunting. But given persistence and time it can pay off, reports Marialuisa Taddia.

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