All Features articles – Page 4

  • Cliff Richard

    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

  • LawTech startups at Barclays Eagle Lab, Notting Hill Gate

    Reaching a tipping point?

    17 September 2018

    Lawtech is approaching a crossroads in terms of technology development, investment and adoption. The start-up dynamic is maturing as a new generation of legal businesses emerges.

  • Roman Abramovich

    Commercial realities

    10 September 2018

    Can London cling on to its pre-eminence in high-value dispute resolution? Solicitors are cautiously optimistic.

  • Lloydsbuilding

    PII update: underwriting on the wall?

    3 September 2018

    As Lloyd’s of London reviews its operations, the indemnity insurance market appears to be hardening for the first time in years. But well-managed firms that act swiftly should encounter few problems.

  • Deliverooprotest

    Labour pains

    3 September 2018

    A clutch of ‘gig economy’ cases and the abolition of tribunal fees are keeping employment lawyers busier than ever. But the civil justice system is struggling to cope.

  • Andrew mc farlane feature main

    Broken family

    30 July 2018

    Sir Andrew McFarlane, who succeeded Sir James Munby last week, is demonstrating plenty of empathy. But practitioners filled with trepidation about the future also detect steel in his leadership.

  • Pound people crowdfunding

    Strength in numbers

    23 July 2018

    Crowdfunding is a rapidly expanding method of sourcing legal challenges. But is the cash wasted on claims that have no merit and are donors unwittingly exposing themselves to financial risk?

  • Law clerks with trolleys

    Interrogating algorithms

    23 July 2018

    How will tighter data protection regulations affect development of legal services and AI‑powered analysis tools? Law firms and counsel have to walk the talk on compliance.

  • Gazprom

    Pole positions

    11 June 2018

    Inward investment, booming capital markets and major infrastructure projects are fuelling competition among law firms for Polish instructions.

  • Gerry Conlon 2005 Guildford four

    An ‘appalling vista’

    11 June 2018

    A newly established group of parliamentarians aims to counter widespread indifference to allegedly wrongful convictions. Lawyers are being urged to support them.

  • Law Society findings

    The science behind consumer bias


    Law Society research on the most useful information solicitors can give consumers threw up some interesting results.

  • We work paddington

    Space odyssey

    30 April 2018

    Despite Brexit the commercial property market is holding up well. But new regulations could deter investors.

  • OECD

    On the money

    30 April 2018

    With private wealth under cross-border scrutiny, the nervous rich are reaching for lawyers who must also put their own houses in order.

  • Peter Wright

    GDPR: down to the wire

    30 April 2018

    Law Society event hears there is no tick-box route to compliance with the new data protection regime – and 25 May will be the start, not the end of the process.

  • Ann crighton

    Ann Crighton: A higher calling

    23 April 2018

    Former Crown advocate says CPS descended into ‘madness’ when lawyers were sidelined. So this formidable self-starter carved out a new career, hears Jonathan Rayner

  • Lady Hale

    Good citations

    16 April 2018

    Do policymakers and judges listen to legal academics when formulating law and policy? That depends.

  • Paris, London, Hong Kong and Singapore

    World service

    9 April 2018

    In its 96th year, the International Court of Arbitration is striving to maintain an edge over rival forums.

  • Joe Egan

    Law Society business review

    9 April 2018

    This month’s Law Society spotlight looks back on 2017 as a whole. 

  • Secretary cartoon

    How to: Work with your PA

    19 March 2018

    The traditional role of legal PA is disappearing fast as more qualified and commercially minded people get involved in frontline work. Maria Shahid reports.

  • SRA cube

    System overload

    5 March 2018

    A ‘shorter, sharper, clearer’ Handbook sounds ideal, hears Marialuisa Taddia. But after a decade of tinkering with practising rules, perhaps it’s time for the SRA to take stock.