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    Broken family

    30 July 2018

    Sir Andrew McFarlane, who succeeded Sir James Munby last week, is demonstrating plenty of empathy. But practitioners filled with trepidation about the future also detect steel in his leadership.

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    Interrogating algorithms

    23 July 2018

    How will tighter data protection regulations affect development of legal services and AI‑powered analysis tools? Law firms and counsel have to walk the talk on compliance.

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    Strength in numbers

    23 July 2018

    Crowdfunding is a rapidly expanding method of sourcing legal challenges. But is the cash wasted on claims that have no merit and are donors unwittingly exposing themselves to financial risk?

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    Pole positions

    11 June 2018

    Inward investment, booming capital markets and major infrastructure projects are fuelling competition among law firms for Polish instructions.

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    An ‘appalling vista’

    11 June 2018

    A newly established group of parliamentarians aims to counter widespread indifference to allegedly wrongful convictions. Lawyers are being urged to support them.

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    The science behind consumer bias

    4 June 2018

    Law Society research on the most useful information solicitors can give consumers threw up some interesting results.

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    Space odyssey

    30 April 2018

    Despite Brexit the commercial property market is holding up well. But new regulations could deter investors.

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    On the money

    30 April 2018

    With private wealth under cross-border scrutiny, the nervous rich are reaching for lawyers who must also put their own houses in order.

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    GDPR: down to the wire

    30 April 2018

    Law Society event hears there is no tick-box route to compliance with the new data protection regime – and 25 May will be the start, not the end of the process.

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    Ann Crighton: A higher calling

    23 April 2018

    Former Crown advocate says CPS descended into ‘madness’ when lawyers were sidelined. So this formidable self-starter carved out a new career, hears Jonathan Rayner