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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.

Elizabeth Film

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.

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SDT: Philip Joseph Shiner

15 May 2017

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be struck off the roll.

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SDT: ​Anup Shah

15 May 2017

The SDT ordered that the respondent should pay a fine of £2,000.

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SDT: ​Giles Sandford Scott

15 May 2017

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be struck off the roll.

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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 Peter Wright

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

SDT: ​Michael David Schwartz

8 May 2017

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SDT: Naomi Jane Barnes

8 May 2017

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Insolvency

Boom to bust?

1 May 2017By Marialuisa Taddia

As different jurisdictions vie for business, Brexit is beginning to look like a serious own goal for insolvency and restructuring  practitioners. Marialuisa Taddia reports

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Law management: Law Society reveals plans for career improvements

1 May 2017By

The Law Society must go further than help solicitors meet basic ‘competence’ requirements, providing services to help members develop and progress their careers, Society president Robert Bourns told the annual Law Management Section conference last month.

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Law management: Fire your law firm’s misfits within weeks, urges ex-John Lewis boss

1 May 2017

Efforts by law firms to stand out by defining their ‘values’ and purpose commonly fail through lack of management commitment, the former head of customer service at iconic department store chain John Lewis told the conference.

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Law management: Cyber attacks ‘keeping partners awake at night’

1 May 2017By

Ransomware features in half of all cybercrime reports to the police where a business suffers an attack on its computer system, a senior City police officer told the conference.

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Law management: Devon practice ditches ‘drab’ marketing cliches

1 May 2017By

Law firm marketing should lead on themes which matter to the firm and its people rather than the selling of ‘hard law’, a prize-winning regional law firm advised.

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Law management: Firms’ disability claims

1 May 2017By

Law firms are disproportionately represented in claims related to disability discrimination and workplace health, according to a niche law firm specialising in such claims.

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India: Office politics

24 April 2017By Marialuisa Taddia

India will be one of our most important trade partners post-Brexit, but foreign firms are still not allowed to open offices there.

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Don’t leave it to the lawyers

24 April 2017By Joanna Goodman

Clients are are in the vanguard of the ‘great legal reformation’ which is transforming the way law firms work

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Data page – April 2017

20 April 2017

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

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Jackson: Civil unrest

10 April 2017By Marialuisa Taddia

Four years on, practitioners assess the impact of Jackson LJ’s civil litigation reforms and assess the need for further reform.

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Developing picture

3 April 2017

Solicitors no longer have to count their CPD hours. Grania Langdon-Down reports on how this is affecting training and shaping the market for providers

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Society spotlight: Mentoring scheme

3 April 2017By

As the Law Society’s mentoring scheme opens to new applications, Eduardo Reyes looks at different models and their benefits

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Employee ownership: stake holders

27 March 2017By Grania Langdon-Down

Law firms slow to embrace employee ownership schemes are missing a trick.

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Coq of the walk

20 March 2017By Marialuisa Taddia

Brexit looms and even ‘Frexit’ cannot be ruled out, but international law firms remain sanguine about doing business in France. Marialuisa Taddia reports

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Legal technology: the rise of the chatbots

20 March 2017By Joanna Goodman

Chatbots handling multiple interactions give a new dimension to customer care and access to justice

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Data page – March 2017

16 March 2017

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

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Law Society spotlight: Social Mobility Ambassadors

13 March 2017By

Chancery Lane’s SMA project aims to inspire people from underprivileged backgrounds to embark upon a legal career.

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Apprenticeships: entry leveller

6 March 2017By

To mark National Apprenticeship Week, we spoke to some of the young pioneers who are following the ‘Trailblazer’ track to qualification.

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How to: commit to collaboration

6 March 2017By Grania Langdon-Down

Working with other firms can spread risk and help you scale up.

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In-house: a bit of everything

6 March 2017By Joss Saunders

The role of the charity general counsel sits somewhere between the private and public sectors.

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Jobs media information 2017

27 February 2017

 

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South Korean legal market: life and Seoul

27 February 2017By Marialuisa Taddia

South Korea is taking longer than expected to liberalise its legal market and Brexit has complicated matters further.

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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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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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Data page – February 2017

16 February 2017

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

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Women in law: City limits

13 February 2017By

City firms are hiring women in record numbers – and then losing them. Detailed research has uncovered reasons why.

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Your chance to become a recorder in 2017

7 February 2017By Lord Justice Burnett

This competition aims to attract applicants from the widest backgrounds.

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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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Trade unions: come together

6 February 2017By

Trade unions are less influential than they were, but remain a critical conduit for justice

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