Brexit looms and even ‘Frexit’ cannot be ruled out, but international law firms remain sanguine about doing business in France. Marialuisa Taddia reports
Chatbots handling multiple interactions give a new dimension to customer care and access to justice
Chancery Lane’s SMA project aims to inspire people from underprivileged backgrounds to embark upon a legal career.
To mark National Apprenticeship Week, we spoke to some of the young pioneers who are following the ‘Trailblazer’ track to qualification.
The role of the charity general counsel sits somewhere between the private and public sectors.
South Korea is taking longer than expected to liberalise its legal market and Brexit has complicated matters further.
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.
Don’t be put off by Donald Trump’s 140-character rants – Twitter is a platform with plenty to offer lawyers.
Experts and their evidence are under hostile scrutiny amid fears over a decline in standards.
City firms are hiring women in record numbers – and then losing them. Detailed research has uncovered reasons why.
This competition aims to attract applicants from the widest backgrounds.
Apprentices can breathe new life into law firms but the recruitment process requires a detailed business plan.
Trade unions are less influential than they were, but remain a critical conduit for justice
A surge in infrastructure investment in the UK and overseas is good news for lawyers.
Four years on, the financial services watchdog has yet to convince lawyers representing victims of alleged wrongdoing that it is living up to its rhetoric.
Solicitors are naturally wary of outside investment, but it is a day-to-day reality for a growing number of firms.
Vodafone’s general counsel reflects on the skills required of GCs to shape the organisation around them.
Iran is the biggest new market to re-enter the global economy in decades. But foreign businesses and their advisers still face formidable obstacles.
Artificial intelligence trailblazers in law firms must look to other industries for ideas.
As the government accelerates planning reforms, solicitors are tailoring their services to accommodate what are often contentious changes.
Small businesses and the public are still struggling to access lawyers – here’s what the SRA is doing to share information on prices and firms.
A deluge of new regulation and disruptive technology are presenting banks with a range of legal challenges.
Excalibur went against third-party funders on important costs issues, but the sector was delighted by Tomlinson LJ’s assertion that the sector is now mainstream.
The most heavily lawyered state in the US is a tough market to crack, but magic circle firms in particular are making inroads.
If you are ready to quit a career in private practice to take an in-house role, be prepared to ‘own’ your advice.
Legal Geek showcased London as a global hub for lawtech start-ups.
The range of pro bono legal work is vast and involves solicitors at every stage of their careers.
Moving practice area or career sector can be daunting. But given persistence and time it can pay off, reports Marialuisa Taddia.
We need a more diverse judiciary, so why aren’t solicitors, women and BAME candidates reaching the senior ranks?
Ahead of National Pro Bono Week, we preview of a free new guide to how solicitors can give something back.
The reasons why law firms commit to corporate social responsibility vary, but what the best initiatives share is a focus on results.
Maligned as Europe’s most corrupt country, conflict-scarred Ukraine is tough terrain for advisers. But far-reaching reforms give grounds for optimism.
As the nature of legal IT changes, how can firms use it as a differentiator?
As we celebrate World Mental Health Day this week, Elizabeth Rimmer discusses how to be aware of the main issues affecting people in the law.
Despite June’s Brexit vote, real estate lawyers are confident foreign investment will continue to be a lucrative source of work.
Full or partial outsourcing of an organisation’s legal activity could be the next stage in the transformation of in-house departments.
As ‘continuing competence’ becomes the mandatory professional development mantra, can the SRA just accept a solicitor’s pledge that they have put in the necessary work?
Washington DC is the ‘centre of the universe’ for regulatory work, which multiplied in the wake of the financial crisis.
As globalisation and digitisation transform shopping habits, law firms are marketing themselves as ‘one-stop shops’ to retailers.