All Features articles

  • Covid-property
    Feature

    Shaken foundations

    19 October 2020

    The impact of Covid-19 dominated discussions at the Law Society’s 19th National Property Conference. But amid the uncertainty, the pandemic has helped to speed up much-needed innovation, including electronic signatures. 

  • Global-business-network
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    Anywhere and everywhere

    19 October 2020

    Global legal networks, once viewed as the ‘poor relations’, are coming into their own in the crisis. 

  • Nelsonmandela
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    Putting white supremacy on trial

    12 October 2020

    Nelson Mandela’s courtroom battle.

  • Human Rights2
    Feature

    When rights came home

    12 October 2020

    With another lord chancellor gunning for the 20-year-old Human Rights Act, how do lawyers evaluate its legacy? Melanie Newman reports.

  • Gchq
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    Bright sparks

    12 October 2020

    As law firms reinvent their working practices to absorb the impact of Covid-19, their ability to choose and invest wisely in technology has come under greater scrutiny.

  • Rwanda
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    Africa – new opportunities

    12 October 2020

    ‘The best place to look for international growth’.

  • Cartoon illustration of laptop and CV
    Feature

    Tools for the job

    5 October 2020

    The stakes are high when recruiting in the middle of a global pandemic. Virtual interviews are the new normal but they come with complications, reports Maria Shahid.

  • Highstreet-new
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    Roundtable: From high street to cloud

    5 October 2020

    Some small law firms are at risk as the pandemic continues to bite. But others are planning for a bright future, using lessons they have learned in lockdown. 

  • Thomas-Morris-Chester
    Feature

    Black History Month: Unforgetting the past

    5 October 2020

    Celebrating achievement against the odds.

  • SEND-protest-cover-smaller
    Feature

    Press SEND

    28 September 2020

    The Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal is a thorn in the side of local councils. Campaigners and disability charities are determined to keep it that way.

  • Diversity-group
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    Widening the net

    28 September 2020

    Many legal employers are working hard to improve the profession’s record in diversity and inclusion. But as Maria Shahid discovers at a virtual conference, much more needs to be done to overhaul recruitment processes and expand the talent pool.

  • Creative thinking
    Feature

    Being creative

    28 September 2020

    Refreshing from the demands of the job.

  • Joanna Goodman
    Feature

    Riding the swell

    21 September 2020

    Tech is enabling law firms to stay afloat in the pandemic, but ultimately we will all need to swim out of our Covid-19 caves and break out of survival mode.

  • Estate-agent-mask
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    Home improvements?

    21 September 2020

    Rishi Sunak threw money at a moribund housing market, sparking a mini-boom as lockdown lifted. Residential property lawyers sighed with relief – but will the recovery endure? 

  • Closed shops
    Feature

    A new ‘chapter’ for insolvency law

    14 September

    The coronavirus pandemic ushered in far-reaching changes to insolvency law – creating new winners and losers. 

  • Christopher-Stanley-PA
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    How to: make legal aid work

    14 September

    Firms and solicitors continue to quit legal aid. But what to do if you want to stick with it? Melanie Newman reports

  • Remote working
    Feature

    Lockdown: Protect and survive

    7 September 2020

    When Covid-19 is brought under control, what will the business of law have learned about ways of working and the profession’s resilience? Eduardo Reyes reports from the Gazette’s latest roundtable discussion.

  • Running for cover
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    Running for cover

    7 September 2020

    Law firms must brace themselves for big increases in indemnity premiums. Eduardo Reyes takes the pulse of a rapidly hardening market.

  • ​Gladys Mary Chatterjee
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    A woman ahead of her time

    7 September 2020

    Feminist pioneer Gladys Mary Chatterjee paved the way for 'outsiders'. 

  • boohoo-drag-queen
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    Tears in the fabric

    3 August 2020

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