All Features articles – Page 3

  • Stop forced adoption
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    Coping with a care crisis

    11 February 2019

    There is little wrong with the 30-year-old Children Act, lawyers tell Marialuisa Taddia . But years of austerity too often compromise the legal process, challenging the ability of courts and social services to prioritise the interests of the vulnerable.

  • Bad news
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    How to: give a client bad news

    11 February 2019

    Solicitors are often the bearer of bad news to their clients, but there are ways to deliver this information without damaging your relationship. Katharine Freeland reports.  

  • Future lawyers
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    Training lawyers for tomorrow

    4 February 2019

    Can new gateways to a legal career mitigate the eye-watering cost of qualification and boost diversity? Grania Langdon-Down reports

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    Moving up a gear

    28 January 2019

    The government has ambitious plans for autonomous transport but this rapidly evolving technology threatens to drive a coach and horses through our legal framework. Rachel Rothwell reports

  • Slavery protesters
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    Roads to serfdom

    21 January 2019

    As the government battles to fulfil its pledges on tackling modern slavery, Grania Langdon-Down discovers that professionals are also under huge pressure to help crack down on such criminality. 

  • Janet Legrand QC
    Profile

    Taking control

    21 January 2019

    An unquenchable drive is in Janet Legrand’s DNA. This catapulted the Woman Lawyer of the Year 2018 to the helm of global firm DLA Piper and into the heart of international dispute resolution, writes Jonathan Rayner

  • Mary Poppins returns perpetuates inflexible lawyer stereotype
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    Two tribes go to war

    14 January 2019

    Legal tech proponents are dividing into opposing camps. One says the industry should stay within its comfort zone, the other can’t wait to jump on the innovation bandwagon. 

  • Siobhan McLaughlin
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    Living dangerously

    14 January 2019

    Many unmarried couples are unaware of their lack of legal rights in the event of separation or death, but will a growing appetite for reform actually change ‘outdated’ laws? Marialuisa Taddia reports

  • Tsai Ing-wen
    Feature

    Second republic

    10 December 2018

    Taiwan is looking beyond China to develop wider business links – and this could be good news for UK law firms specialising in international trade. Marialuisa Taddia reports

  • Judge Carolyn Hilder
    Feature

    Facts of life

    26 November 2018

    The Court of Protection’s new vice-president wants to enhance its role and stimulate public debate, hears Grania Langdon-Down

  • Ravi Naik
    Feature

    Sinking the data pirates

    12 November 2018

    An uncle who joined Gandhi’s independence movement inspired Ravi Naik to aim for a legal career, the Law Society human rights award winner tells Jonathan Rayner

  • Gina Miller
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    Gonna change the world

    12 November 2018

    When lawyers become standard-bearers for high-profile activism, funding major litigation requires innovative thinking. Social media has a vital role too, writes Grania Langon-Down

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    On your marks

    5 November 2018

    As the government grapples with the intellectual property rights of businesses post-Brexit, uncertainty is hitting patent activity in the courtroom, writes Marialuisa Taddia

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    Grand designs

    5 November 2018

    Architects report increasingly complex briefs for offices to house law firms. Can they deliver so that lawyers and support staff thrive in them? Eduardo Reyes reports

  • CETA protest
    Feature

    ‘Unfair’ contests

    29 October 2018

    Inter-state arbitration rules are the bogeymen of the anti-globalisation movement. So can the European Commission get shot of them? Not easily, writes Marialuisa Taddia

  • Turkey arrest
    Feature

    Occupational hazards

    22 October 2018

    Lawyers all over the world risk losing their liberty – and worse – when they seek to uphold fundamental human rights. Jonathan Rayner reports

  • Jason Woodland
    Feature

    One way or another: Choosing between criminal or civil remedies in fraud cases

    2018-10-19T16:46:00Z

    One of the first decisions a victim of fraud will have to make – often at a very distressing time and before all the facts are known – is whether they should make a criminal complaint to the authorities or pursue their own civil remedy.

  • West africa 4
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    Natural resource

    15 October 2018

    Blessed with vast resources of oil and natural gas, west Africa is a magnet for international projects worth billions. With patience, UK law firms can get a slice of the action too, reports Jonathan Rayner

  • Gerald Shamash
    Profile

    Interview: Gerald Shamash

    1 October 2018

    Gerald Shamash has represented errant members of parliament, hacking victims, and butchers’ insurers over limbs lost to sharp professional blades. Eduardo Reyes  met him

  • Cliff Richard
    Feature

    Out of harm’s way

    24 September 2018

    High-profile cases such as Sir Cliff Richard’s battle with the BBC are transforming media law. Now social media companies as well as traditional publishers are being held to account for what they disseminate