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Seeing the wood for the trees

18 September 2017By Joanna Goodman

In legal IT, ‘disruption’ is morphing into the new normal. Solicitors must also keep an eye on the basics.

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Feel the Bern

11 September 2017By Marialuisa Taddia

Switzerland remains the largest offshore centre, but it is a tough market to crack for international firms.

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PII update: Double indemnity

4 September 2017By

Most law firms will renew their indemnity insurance next month. Solicitors, brokers and insurers talk to us about the latest market trends.

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Data page – August 2017

17 August 2017

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

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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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Society spotlight: Professional development centre

31 July 2017By

New PDC aims to help shape a profession that is fit for purpose now and in the future.

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California: Golden wonder

31 July 2017By Marialuisa Taddia

Foreign firms must be truly committed to exploit the vast and lucrative California market. Competition for talent is fierce and living costs can be eye-wateringly expensive.

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A new driver: Graham Vinter

31 July 2017By

Graham Vinter eschewed his golf handicap for a second career in private practice – and a pioneering business network.

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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.

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A little more conversation: thought leadership in legal technology

24 July 2017By Joanna Goodman

The rise of voice interfaces in consumer platforms is changing the delivery of legal services.

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Competition: into the unknowns

24 July 2017By Marialuisa Taddia

Competition lawyers are no clearer than they were last June about how Brexit will work for them.

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Data page – July 2017

20 July 2017

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

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Law Society Council: Say hello and wave goodbye

17 July 2017

July’s meeting of the Law Society Council was the first for new president Joe Egan.

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Criminal defence: Endangered species

17 July 2017By Grania Langdon-Down

Is criminal defence practice becoming unsustainable?

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SRA intervention: SJ Solicitors LLP

10 July 2017

The practising certificates of Singh and Roberts are suspended as a result of the intervention.

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SRA intervention: Valleys Law

10 July 2017

Price’s practising certificate has been suspended as a result of the intervention.

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SRA intervention: Maus Solicitors

10 July 2017

The practising certificates of Agada and Weston have been suspended as a result of the intervention.

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SRA intervention: Coops Law Ltd

10 July 2017

Majid’s current practising certificate has been suspended with immediate effect.

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Conference: In-house in order?

3 July 2017By

The Modern Slavery Act, Brexit and measuring performance were among key themes at this year’s conference of the Law Society’s In-house Division.

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PII special: Cheap and cheerful?

3 July 2017By

Kicking off the Gazette’s PII special focus, Eduardo Reyes highlights the distinguishing characteristics of this year’s ‘benign’ renewal season.

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PII special: Presenting smaller firms

3 July 2017By Mark Carver

Make your underwriter’s life as easy as possible.

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PII special: Top tips for proposal forms

3 July 2017By

Be prepared for when the cycle turns…

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PII special: Seeking closure

3 July 2017By Alan Radford

Only a third of solicitors are aware that the Solicitors Indemnity Fund closes in 2020. Look at your cover!

Joanna Goodman

PII special: Are you cyber-secure?

3 July 2017By Joanna Goodman

Law firms are seen as soft targets by criminals so prepare for the worst.

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PII special: Science of compliance

3 July 2017By Paul Bennett

COLP and COFA roles are much-maligned but they have successfully focused firms on risk.

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PII special: Cutting negligence claims

3 July 2017By Ronnie Fox

Insurers should come clean on specific behaviours giving rise to claims.

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Arbitration: Centre ground

26 June 2017By Marialuisa Taddia

Arbitration has never been bigger business, but the ‘traditional’ centres face stiff competition. Marialuisa Taddia reports

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Slave to the algorithm

26 June 2017By Joanna Goodman

What we learnt about AI in law during London Technology Week.

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The ethical dimension

19 June 2017By Professor Richard Moorhead, Professor Steven Vaughan

Can in-house lawyers be a moral compass for the organisations which employ them, or should general counsel ‘have the back’ of the CEO and the board?

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Data page – June 2017

16 June 2017

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

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Judicial college: Bench marks

12 June 2017By Grania Langdon-Down

The Judicial College offers invaluable e-training that sharpens the skills of judges and bolsters their battered morale.

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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.

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SRA intervention: Heaney Watson Limited

5 June 2017

The latest intervention made by the regulator.

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Law Society Council: The day we went to Cardiff

5 June 2017

The Law Society Council met in Cardiff for their annual meeting.

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Money ball

5 June 2017By Marialuisa Taddia

A tsunami of cash flowing into the sector means that sports lawyers are busier than ever.

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Middle East challenges to dispute resolution professionals

2 June 2017By Austen Josephs

Despite new arbitration and enforcement laws in Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States, and even Dubai, remain difficult jurisdictions for the enforcement of judgments and international arbitral awards.

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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?

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.

SRA intervention: MKM Solicitors

22 May 2017

SRA intervening after partnership’s failure to comply with the rules made under sections 31 and 32 of the Solicitors Act 1974 (as amended).

SRA intervention: Hellewell Pasley & Brewer

22 May 2017

Partnership suspended from practice with immediate effect.

SRA intervention: Brown & Emery

22 May 2017

Sole practitioner suspended with immediate effect.

SRA intervention: Harwood & Co

22 May 2017

Protection of the interests of deceased practitioners clients

Down the rabbit hole: should a law firm choose the red pill of transformation or the blue pill of evolution?

The path to transformation

22 May 2017By Joanna Goodman

Negotiating the matrix of legal AI - what firms need to consider when implementing the latest technology.

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What a CEO wants

22 May 2017By

What does a chief executive seek from their general counsel? Hays plc’s CEO Alistair Cox wants a confidante and critical friend.

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Data page – May 2017

18 May 2017

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

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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Make agile working work

8 May 2017By

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

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Finding the right IT strategy

8 May 2017By

In the first instalment of a regular Gazette feature, Peter Wright considers  how law firms should approach their IT investment

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Belgium: Union city blues?

8 May 2017By Marialuisa Taddia

Brexit and the crisis of confidence in the EU are creating uncertainty for foreign lawyers based in the Belgian capital. But business is brisk, reports Marialuisa Taddia

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