All Features articles

  • Helen Conway
    Feature

    Lubricating the cogs of a creaking legal system

    9 December 2019

    There is room for compassion.

  • London 1919
    Feature

    ‘A great many she bears’

    9 December 2019

    The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 turns 100 on 23 December. Eduardo Reyes looks back on a century of shifting attitudes, both in the press and the Council chamber

  • Man carrying house
    Feature

    Putting the house in order

    2 December 2019

    From fighting money laundering to keeping an eye on dodgy estate agents, the regulatory burden on conveyancing solicitors is growing. Marialuisa Taddia reports

  • Bishop-James-Jones
    Feature

    Off home turf

    25 November 2019

    A ‘whispering campaign’ is allegedly under way to keep solicitors off their feet and out of court.

  • Killer whale
    Feature

    Pivot to follow the money

    25 November 2019

    As the lawtech startup market hardens, firms that can adapt and take advantage of changing trading conditions are best placed to survive and thrive.

  • Bertha Cave
    Feature

    How Bertha Cave fought law’s male exclusivity

    25 November 2019

    Servant’s daughter who applied to join Gray’s Inn in 1903 was an early pioneer of women’s entry into the legal profession. 

  • At the table
    Feature

    Mersey soundings

    18 November 2019

    Since Liverpool was crowned European Capital of Culture 2008, the city has enjoyed a renaissance that has brought commercial work – and law firms – pouring in. Paul Rogerson reports from the Gazette ’s latest roundtable

  • LS_ned
    Feature

    How to: be a non-executive director

    18 November 2019

    When a solicitor becomes a non-executive director their role is not simply to offer free legal advice – they are expected to support the board and CEO, says Melanie Newman.

  • Crown Prosecution Service
    Feature

    Gazette Investigation: CPS conviction rate 'benchmark' never made public

    2019-11-14T10:26:00Z

    Introduction of CPS target coincided with period of drastic decline in numbers of cases charged.

  • Gill-Higgins
    Feature

    Mindfulness: Dropping into the present

    11 November 2019

    Mindfulness can make better lawyers and kinder colleagues.

  • Shutterstock
    Feature

    Death by a thousand cuts?

    11 November 2019

    Working in legal aid gives solicitors an unparalleled opportunity to help ordinary people, reports Grania Langdon-Down . But where is the next generation coming from in a sector that successive governments have repeatedly clobbered?

  • A0TTB6(1)
    Feature

    Broad stripes, bright stars

    4 November 2019

    Growing numbers of law students are aiming to become US-qualified, hoping to practise in north America or gain an edge in international legal practice. Marialuisa Taddia looks at the advantages and challenges of sitting US bar exams.

  • cartoon
    Feature

    The Belonging Project

    4 November 2019

    Graphic representation: pictures to access law

  • Brexit-parliament
    Feature

    The new oil

    28 October 2019

    Data has been dubbed an ‘extractive’ product, obtained and used to make fortunes and swing elections. Marialuisa Taddia reviews attempts to police its use through the GDPR

  • ACLAND-HOOD
    Feature

    When TRIBE goes to law

    21 October 2019

    As more than 2,000 delegates swamped Legal Geek, the biggest legal tech event in Europe, speakers reinforced the message that the customer/client experience should come first.

  • Detox cartoon
    Feature

    Five tips for doing a digital detox

    21 October 2019

    Although a full detox is often impractical, there are basic steps you can follow to take control of your digital life. Katharine Freeland outlines five tips to get started

  • Shinzo Abe
    Feature

    Back on the world stage

    21 October 2019

    Japan’s resurgent economy has lured international law firms back to Asia-Pacific’s biggest wealth hub. But the country’s protectionist traditions present formidable challenges, reports Marialuisa Taddia.

  • Women protest
    Feature

    Standing on the shoulders of giants

    14 October 2019

    Women’s Legal Landmarks project.

  • Simon Davis
    Feature

    Leaving the EU: what you need to do now

    14 October 2019

    Last-minute advice from the Law Society. 

  • Brexit sign
    Feature

    Final countdown?

    14 October 2019

    The date, terms and even certainty of the UK’s departure from the EU are all in doubt, but law firms can still do more to plan and prepare. Melanie Newman reports