All Features articles – Page 3

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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. 

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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

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    Staying powers

    18 May 2020

    Marialuisa Taddia canvasses practitioners on coping with a dysfunctional immigration regime made worse by the pandemic.

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    Covid-19 public inquiry: Asking the right questions

    18 May 2020

    The government is facing calls for a public inquiry into its response to the coronavirus pandemic. What form should such an inquiry take and what should it investigate?

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    Running for cover

    11 May 2020

    With premiums on the up and income in freefall, the Gazette assembles a panel of brokers and solicitors for insights and advice on professional indemnity insurance. Maria Shahid reports.

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    Public law challenges: What happened next

    11 May 2020

    Seminal public law challenges disappear from the media radar after final judgment is handed down. What happens next is not always what one would expect.

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    Legal engineer

    4 May 2020

    In the first of a new series on alternative legal careers, Katharine Freeland looks at legal engineers and the skills needed to thrive in this increasingly important role

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    Crash test

    4 May 2020

    Covid-19 has prompted unprecedented collaboration between personal injury claimant lawyers and the insurance sector. Could this new spirit of co-operation survive the pandemic?   

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    Shutting up shop

    27 April 2020

    The impact of lockdown on commercial real estate and the sector’s legal advisers will be profound.

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    Past in the present

    27 April 2020

    Three decades separate the onset of Alexandra Marks’ and Charlotte Parkinson’s legal careers. What could they possibly have to say to each other? Quite a lot, we discover.

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    Self starters

    20 April 2020

    After just three years the ‘continuing competence’ regime is already being reviewed. Was the SRA right to deregulate professional development?

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    Lockdown or pitstop?

    20 April 2020

    A generational shift in working practices accelerated by the Covid-19 lockdown has far-reaching implications for legal tech. There will be no going back.

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    Power grab

    20 April 2020

    Is a UK daily death toll numbered in the hundreds distracting us from unjustified assaults on our rights and the responsibilities of government?

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    Does being good at your job put you at risk?

    20 April 2020

    Flip side of competence is being at high risk of burnout.

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    Northern powerhouse

    6 April 2020

    Lower operating costs, highly respected learning institutions and a proactive development agency are helping transform Northern Ireland’s legal services sector. Marialuisa Taddia reports on a province that has become a magnet for leading international firms  

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    Home-made justice

    6 April 2020

    For the lawyers and expert witnesses involved, the first trial conducted through Skype was a success – but that enthusiasm is not shared by the litigant.