All Features articles

  • House-roller-coaster-shopping-trolley
    Feature

    Trolley dash

    25 October 2021

    A frenzied housing market pushed conveyancers to the limit.

  • Joanna Goodman
    Feature

    Technology: a community reunited

    25 October 2021

    The return of Legal Geek as an in-person event gave the industry a chance to see how far lawtech has evolved during the pandemic.

  • Debenhams
    Feature

    National property conference

    18 October 2021

    Moving to new premises.

  • Rachel rothwell
    Feature

    Streamlining justice

    11 October 2021

    Commercial litigation.

  • Stephen-Lawrence-funeral-portrait
    Feature

    Duty bound

    11 October 2021

    This year marks 20 years of the race equality duty, introduced in the wake of the Macpherson report’s damning indictment of ‘institutional racism’ in the police. We assess the duty’s impact and enduring legacy.

  • Damian-Hinds-downing-street
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    Following the money

    4 October 2021

    Anti-money laundering and financial crime conference.

  • Pollution-wide
    Feature

    Borrowed time

    4 October 2021

    Can banks and other project financiers live up to their promises on climate and human rights? Are Equator Principles delivering – or at risk of losing their relevance?

  • Commercial-offices-to-let-sign
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    Ready to roll

    27 September 2021

    With a vital role in the competition class actions regime, a push towards standard documentation and a nascent secondary market, the litigation funding sector is growing up.

  • Jonathanrayner
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    A helping hand

    27 September 2021

    Covid-19 deaths, the consequent surge in legacies becoming due and the complication of a backlog of probate cases mean charities – and the solicitors that serve them – are emerging tentatively from the pandemic. 

  • John Gould headshot
    Feature

    Undertakings: as good as gold?

    2021-09-22T09:40:00Z

    Harcus provides a wake-up call to those for whom undertakings may have become just another administrative routine.

  • Protest
    Feature

    Critical condition

    20 September 2021

    Councils have cut support for law centres and increased rents, threatening their survival just when people need their services most. 

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    Law boldly explores the hybrid realm

    20 September 2021

    In following the footsteps of the retail sector, law firms can reshape their businesses into hybrid models that offer both modern service delivery and good customer experience.

  • Global-warming-earth
    Feature

    Boiling point

    13 September 2021

    Legal advice and the law are vital tools for tackling the climate emergency. But are they up to the job?

  • For sale signs
    Feature

    Back to the office – but whose?

    13 September 2021

    The world of work has changed for good, with serious implications for the legal jobs market.

  • Timer
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    Sands of time

    6 September 2021

    In a bone-hard market for professional indemnity insurance it pays to get in early, hears Maria Shahid.

  • Multiple-choice-exam
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    Testing times

    2 August 2021

    With less than a month to go until the SQE becomes the route to qualification, many unanswered questions remain about its operation and likely impact. 

  • HM Revenue & Customs
    Feature

    Taxing partners

    2 August 2021

    Digital shakeup will ‘end overlap profits’.

  • Jonathanrayner
    Feature

    Interests in common

    26 July 2021

    Presidents’ and Secretaries’ conference.

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    Feature

    The challenging future of clinical negligence litigation

    2021-07-26T00:01:00Z Occasional Contributor

    Mike Knight, ARAG, discusses the future of clinical negligence (sponsored content).

  • Tired doctor
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    Battle fatigue

    26 July 2021

    What has the pandemic done to medical negligence and prospects for reform? Melanie Newman reports.