All Features articles

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    Uneasy Street

    13 July 2020

    Lockdown has laid bare the vulnerabilities of our under-resourced legal ecosystem. Housing law is among the most exposed areas.

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    Rates of inflection

    13 July 2020

    The pandemic has forced law firms to recognise that digital transformation is key to future success, but which Covid-driven changes will become part of business as usual?

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    Shock to the system

    6 July 2020

    Proposals for an ‘online court’ were already behind schedule when 90% of hearings switched overnight to remote proceedings. As the coronavirus recovery plan kicks in, Marialuisa Taddia finds out how far the reform programme has come.

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    A new world of work

    6 July 2020

    As lockdown restrictions ease, the general consensus is that the government’s furlough scheme has only delayed inevitable redundancies. But many working in legal recruitment remain cautiously optimistic, reports Maria Shahid

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    Penalised for parking on your own land

    6 July 2020

    Funny thing, the law. You would not, for instance, think you could get a ticket for parking on your own land. But you can.

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    Law Society spotlight: Risk and compliance

    6 July 2020

    How remote working has complicated your regulatory duties – and how the Law Society can help. 

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    In the giving vein

    29 June 2020

    It is hard to imagine the charitable sector without lawyers, yet the interaction between the two has not always been harmonious. 

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    It’s black and white

    29 June 2020

    Racism remains pervasive in our society, says Leslie Thomas QC, Gresham College’s new professor of law. Eduardo Reyes hears how lawyers have a responsibility to combat it

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    Military mettle

    22 June 2020

    ‘Warfare no longer looks like a tank driving over a battlefield,’ says the head of Army Legal Services. These days lawyers are on the frontline – in every sense.

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    Alternative legal services provider

    22 June 2020

    Excited by the business of law rather than black letter law? Then go and work for an ASLP. Katharine Freeland reports.

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    Litigation Pandemic?

    15 June 2020

    Coronavirus is already creating a raft of contractual and insurance disputes, with far-reaching consequences for the economy. 

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    Learning the lessons of lockdown

    15 June 2020

    A partner and associate at Dentons describe their lockdown experience.

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    Family fortunes

    8 June 2020

    A huge backlog of family cases, increased by lockdown, is just one of many challenges facing family lawyers, writes Katharine Freeland

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    Burning Bridges: restrictive covenants and LLPs

    8 June 2020

    For many years, partnership advisers have questioned the applicability to LLP members of the general principle in Bridge v Deacons [1984] that onerous restrictive covenants are more likely to be enforceable against partners.

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    By royal appointment

    8 June 2020

    Leeds legal mainstay Shulmans this year became the first law firm to win a prestigious Queen’s award for enterprise. Employment partner Jim Wright tells Jonathan Rayner how they did it

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    Going mobile

    1 June 2020

    The legal profession appears to be doing a lot to foster social mobility, using data-driven recruitment methods and helping children from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter the law. But is all this work making a real difference, or is it just burnishing the image of the biggest firms?

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    Pressures of a pandemic

    2020-05-21T15:44:00Z

    Prioritising your mental health during lockdown is not a waste of time.

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    Men and mental health

    2020-05-20T10:46:00Z

    Umar Kankiya shares how he keeps his mental health in check. 

  • Mental health, stressed woman sat at desk at home
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    Moving mental health to the top of the legal agenda

    2020-05-18T10:54:00Z

    Law firms cannot afford to not care right now.

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    Whose Team are you on?

    18 May 2020

    As the Covid-19 epidemic rages, law firms have embraced a plethora of online tools to keep their businesses going and identified the tech which offers genuine life support