All Features articles – Page 2

  • Lady-Hale
    Feature

    All things equal

    9 September 2019

    Is the law just the law, or are there bold ways a court can deliver judgments in support of equality? Eduardo Reyes revisits 2010’s feminist judgments project to find out what happened next

  • Helena Normanton
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    Forgotten activists for law reform

    9 September 2019

    Early women barristers such as Helena Normanton were strong advocates for the legal protection of married women.

  • Choppy waters
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    Choppy waters

    2 September 2019

    After several years of calm, the professional indemnity insurance market is suddenly looking turbulent. Melanie Newman reports

  • Bailiff
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    Roads to recovery

    29 July 2019

    Overstretched bailiffs and enforcement processes as complex as the original court case are the hallmarks of a civil recovery regime that is not fit for purpose. Marialuisa Taddia reports

  • Canary Wharf
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    Balancing act

    29 July 2019

    No one talks about ‘light touch’ regulation in financial services these days. But is the FCA struggling to find the right balance between intervention and fostering innovation? Grania Langdon-Down reports 

  • Housemontage
    Feature

    Chain reaction

    22 July 2019

    Residential conveyancers struggle to recall a ‘normal’ period, with regulatory change, a volatile economy and low margins all front of mind. Marialuisa Taddia reports.

  • Army1
    Feature

    Battle lines

    22 July 2019

    When a promising military career is cut short by injury, fighting for compensation to rebuild your life can be a process fraught with obstacles. Rachel Rothwell speaks to the solicitors who act for service personnel

  • Law Society illustration
    Feature

    Law Society spotlight: July’s Council meeting

    15 July 2019

    A report from this month’s meeting of the Law Society Council.

  • inhouse-Conference-June-2019
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    In-house conference: inside stories

    1 July 2019

    Budgeting, recruitment, new technology and pro bono ranked high on a list of topics under the critical gaze of GCs at the Law Society’s In-house Division annual conference. Jonathan Rayner reports

  • Future lawyer week
    Feature

    Inertia is not an option

    17 June 2019

    Dismissing new tools and technologies as ‘hype’ will put the future of your firm at risk. And don’t worry – if a robot doesn’t perform, you can always sack it  

  • Royston cartoon
    Feature

    How to: use gender-neutral language

    17 June 2019

    By writing ‘Dear Sirs’, some lawyers feel they are holding out against political correctness. But the battle against gender-neutral language is surely a losing cause, reports Melanie Newman

  • Avon Bristol Law Centre
    Feature

    Picking up the pieces

    10 June 2019

    Cash-strapped law centres are tottering under the growing burden of unmet legal need. Could lawyers do more to help? Eduardo Reyes reports

  • Law Society illustration
    Feature

    Law Society spotlight: May‘s Council meeting

    10 June 2019

    Law Society work on statutory instruments relating to a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.

  • Shanghai
    Feature

    Too big to fail?

    20 May 2019

    China is embroiled in a bilateral trade war with the US but the international legal community is unlikely to panic. Foreign law firms are used to playing a long game there, hears Marialuisa Taddia

  • Michael gove
    Feature

    Country pursuits

    13 May 2019

    Solicitors serving the rural economy must be versatile enough to cope with the ‘jigsaw of life’, hears Ben Rigby

  • Fraud
    Feature

    Filthy lucre

    6 May 2019

    Solicitors are in the line of fire for failing to stop ‘dirty money’ flooding into the UK and their vulnerability to cyber-attacks. But is this criticism fair? Marialuisa Taddia reports

  • Apple central and wolf campus
    Feature

    Chips with everything

    29 April 2019

    In Silicon Valley lawyers, startups and tech titans work at a relentless pace in a networked ‘ecosystem’, reports Joanna Goodman

  • Fracking greenpeace
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    Paid to persuade

    25 March 2019

    For decades, government and public affairs practices in UK law firms trailed US-style lawyer-lobbyists. But with Brexit looming large they have been catching up, writes Marialuisa Taddia  

  • Map
    Feature

    Up and away

    11 March 2019

    While the incentive for top law firms to set up northern legal and business hubs lies in reducing office and salary costs, these initiatives can spur ways of working which open up new career opportunities. Grania Langdon-Down reports

  • Victoria atkins mp
    Feature

    Conduct unbecoming

    25 February 2019

    What has changed since the #MeToo movement reached the legal profession? Eduardo Reyes reflects on a turbulent year for allegations, high-profile departures – and resistance to change