All Features articles

  • Arrows
    Feature

    First mover advantage

    18 January 2021

    Leading industry figures tell Joanna Goodman what it takes to leap off the traditional career escalator into the fast-expanding world of legal innovation.

  • Niels Bohr
    Feature

    A year of opportunity – and threats

    11 January 2021

    2021 will present new challenges to a remote workforce.

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    Feature

    Levelling the playing field

    11 January 2021

    The Equality Act has been in force for over a decade. Has it lived up to expectations?

  • Law Society entrance sign
    Feature

    Law Society spotlight: December Council meeting

    2020-12-21T12:02:00Z

    The final Council meeting of 2020 took place on 9 December.

  • Brexit Downing Street
    Feature

    Timing out

    14 December 2020

    In just over a fortnight the Brexit transition period ends. What now for the legal profession? Eduardo Reyes reports.

  • Card-game
    Feature

    Holding all the aces

    14 December 2020

    Embracing uncertainty can build resilience into your law firm's business strategy.

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    Feature

    A promise of equality yet to be met

    7 December 2020

    The equality pledge of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 remains unfulfilled.

  • Pharma illustration
    Feature

    Bitter pills

    7 December 2020

    Brexit and Covid‑19 are posing major legal challenges for the UK’s vibrant pharmaceutical industry, but the government is keeping lawyers guessing. Marialuisa Taddia reports.

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    Feature

    Something happened

    30 November 2020

    The clients of City law firms can begin to plan for life after Covid-19. But have their priorities changed? Eduardo Reyes reports.

  • Ellie Reeves MP
    Opinion

    Addressing gender based violence

    2020-11-27T10:43:00Z

    Shadow solicitor general Ellie Reeves MP says violence against women and girls is ‘close to the top’ of her agenda.

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    Feature

    Put out to pasture?

    23 November 2020

    Will Covid-19 revolutionise the market for commercial property, or just accelerate existing trends? Opinion is divided, reports Marialuisa Taddia.

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    Feature

    Traction and distraction

    16 November 2020

    As technology gains traction, it is reconfiguring the definition and delivery of legal services and taking the future of law in unexpected directions

  • Two anonymous coworkers talking to each other
    Feature

    Choose your conflict style

    16 November 2020

    How you resolve a disagreement can affect your mental health.

  • Recruitment cartoon
    Feature

    Role modelling

    9 November 2020

    Lockdown, which turned the legal recruitment market on its head earlier this year, is back. Yet recruiters are optimistic, reports Maria Shahid.

  • Croydon Town Hall
    Feature

    Talk of the town hall

    9 November 2020

    As cash-strapped councils descend into crisis, tough questions are being asked about law and governance.

  • Paul Tennant
    Feature

    Law Society business plan 2020/21

    9 November 2020

    2020 has been an extraordinary year for the legal profession, the country, and for the Law Society, writes Paul Tennant.

  • Christian Bittar
    Feature

    Room to grow

    2 November 2020

    There is high praise for the City’s own tribunal. Should it have a bigger remit? Marialuisa Taddia reports.

  • Old new tech
    Feature

    Stick or twist?

    26 October 2020

    Law firms will struggle to stay in business without modern tech capability and interactive client resources. But too many are running on ancient systems.

  • Piggy bank
    Feature

    Cold, hard cash

    26 October 2020

    HMRC’s ‘blended approach’ to tackling tax evasion and money laundering is getting results, reports Melanie Newman. But is it encroaching on people’s rights?

  • Paulette Mastin
    Feature

    BSN – 25 years of striving for equality

    26 October 2020

    Networks like the Black Solicitors Network are both a precursor to progress and a way of defending it.