All Features articles

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    Feature

    Tears in the fabric

    3 August 2020

    Expensive and business-critical, internal investigations will only increase in the aftermath of lockdown, reports Marialuisa Taddia.

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    Feature

    ‘Joint V’ Roundtable: Famous Five

    3 August 2020

    There is no rule book on how law societies should deal with a pandemic. So when members looked to the profession’s local leaders for support, how did they respond?

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    Feature

    How Beatrice beat the protectionists

    3 August 2020

    Solicitor pioneer who transferred from the bar in the face of protectionism.

  • Charlie Mullins
    Feature

    Labour pains

    27 July 2020

    New employment tribunals president Barry Clarke wants the system’s reputation to emerge from the crisis enhanced. It’s a tough ask, hears Melanie Newman.

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    Feature

    How to: Retire

    27 July 2020

    Retirement can herald the happiest days of a lawyer’s life – or the start of a new career. Jonathan Rayner talks to three solicitors about how they have made the most of their golden years.

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    Feature

    Making do

    20 July 2020

    An embattled manufacturing sector is making increasingly complex demands of its legal advisers.

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    Feature

    Taken to the brink

    20 July 2020

    As we await the Ministry of Justice’s annual report, Melanie Newman canvasses practitioners about how the department is performing.

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    Feature

    Uneasy Street

    13 July 2020

    Lockdown has laid bare the vulnerabilities of our under-resourced legal ecosystem. Housing law is among the most exposed areas.

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    Feature

    Rates of inflection

    13 July 2020

    The pandemic has forced law firms to recognise that digital transformation is key to future success, but which Covid-driven changes will become part of business as usual?

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    Feature

    Shock to the system

    6 July 2020

    Proposals for an ‘online court’ were already behind schedule when 90% of hearings switched overnight to remote proceedings. As the coronavirus recovery plan kicks in, Marialuisa Taddia finds out how far the reform programme has come.

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    Feature

    A new world of work

    6 July 2020

    As lockdown restrictions ease, the general consensus is that the government’s furlough scheme has only delayed inevitable redundancies. But many working in legal recruitment remain cautiously optimistic, reports Maria Shahid

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    Feature

    Penalised for parking on your own land

    6 July 2020

    Funny thing, the law. You would not, for instance, think you could get a ticket for parking on your own land. But you can.

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    Feature

    Law Society spotlight: Risk and compliance

    6 July 2020

    How remote working has complicated your regulatory duties – and how the Law Society can help. 

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    Feature

    In the giving vein

    29 June 2020

    It is hard to imagine the charitable sector without lawyers, yet the interaction between the two has not always been harmonious. 

  • Leslie Thomas QC
    Profile

    It’s black and white

    29 June 2020

    Racism remains pervasive in our society, says Leslie Thomas QC, Gresham College’s new professor of law. Eduardo Reyes hears how lawyers have a responsibility to combat it

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    Feature

    Military mettle

    22 June 2020

    ‘Warfare no longer looks like a tank driving over a battlefield,’ says the head of Army Legal Services. These days lawyers are on the frontline – in every sense.

  • alternative-careers
    Feature

    Alternative legal services provider

    22 June 2020

    Excited by the business of law rather than black letter law? Then go and work for an ASLP. Katharine Freeland reports.

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    Feature

    Litigation Pandemic?

    15 June 2020

    Coronavirus is already creating a raft of contractual and insurance disputes, with far-reaching consequences for the economy. 

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    Feature

    Learning the lessons of lockdown

    15 June 2020

    A partner and associate at Dentons describe their lockdown experience.

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    Feature

    Family fortunes

    8 June 2020

    A huge backlog of family cases, increased by lockdown, is just one of many challenges facing family lawyers, writes Katharine Freeland