All Features articles – Page 4

  • Howto
    Feature

    How to work in new ways

    30 March 2020

    With Covid-19 shutting offices and forcing teams apart, Katharine Freeland looks at remote, flexible and agile working

  • Lawyers 1
    Feature

    An uphill battle

    30 March 2020

    Global efforts to achieve equality for women at the top of the legal profession are struggling to get results. Melanie Newman finds out what is going wrong – and what is working.

  • Moneypit
    Feature

    Home truths

    23 March 2020

    Conveyancing is in need of an overhaul – but will vested interests thwart effective reforms? Marialuisa Taddia reports.

  • Martin-Freeman-Confession
    Feature

    Pace Odyssey

    16 March 2020

    Policymakers and criminal lawyers talk to David Cowan about how well the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 has stood the test of time

  • Solicitor and client meeting
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    Challenging conversations with clients

    16 March 2020

    Without training in mental health first aid, we may damage trust in the client-lawyer relationship.

  • The lord chief justice addresses guests at an event to celebrate the Commercial Court’s 125th anniversary
    Feature

    Happy anniversary?

    16 March 2020

    As the Commercial Court turns 125, litigators are confident it can remain globally pre-eminent despite the threat of rival jurisdictions and Brexit uncertainty. Jonathan Rayner reports.

  • Paula_Moffit
    Feature

    What the SQE means for law firms

    9 March 2020

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) intends to introduce the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) in the autumn of 2021.

  • Joanna Goodman
    Feature

    Connecting the dots

    9 March 2020

    Innovative platforms are enabling advisers to deepen their relationships with clients, while at the same time identifying new business opportunities for law firms.

  • Harvey Weinstein
    Feature

    Seeing ‘Person A’

    2 March 2020

    A record number of sexual harassment and assault cases came before the SDT in 2019, with more promised in 2020. Is this tribunal the proper forum for these cases and how is it coping in what is unfamiliar territory? Eduardo Reyes reports 

  • Gwyneth Bebb, pioneer campaigner for women to be admitted as solicitors.
    Feature

    Following the footsteps of the first

    2 March 2020

    106 years after the courts told would-be lawyer Gwyneth Bebb she was not a ‘person’, Catherine Baksi takes a walk with her granddaughter

  • Colleagues/coworkers
    Feature

    Thriving, not just surviving

    24 February 2020

    Greater awareness of mental health makes us healthier, happier and able to do our best work.

  • Sarosh-Zaiwalla
    Feature

    Only connect: Sarosh Zaiwalla

    24 February 2020

    Sarosh Zaiwalla has always looked overseas for work – a strategy, hears Jonathan Rayner, that has brought him cases ranging from sanctioned banks to the return of ancient religious idols

  • Colleagues/coworkers
    Feature

    Bringing your ‘whole self’ to work

    2020-02-20T15:27:00Z

    ‘Sausage machine’ of the past is slowly being replaced with new ways of working, taking into account lawyers’ individual experiences and commitments.

  • Alexandra-Marks
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    Ruling elite

    17 February 2020

    The bench still looks nothing like the society from which it is drawn, reports Melanie Newman. Do we need targets and quotas, or are some barriers to judicial diversity self-imposed?

  • judith bourne
    Feature

    Feminist, reformer, pioneer and figurehead

    10 February 2020

    Helena Normanton made legal history by becoming the first woman to join an Inn of Court, Middle Temple, on 24 December 1919, the day after the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act was passed. I ‘discovered’ Normanton in 2002 when helping the Women’s Library at London Metropolitan University with an exhibition. Shamefully, ...

  • Sat-Nav-car
    Feature

    Intelligence by design

    10 February 2020

    Understanding the value of recentring and a thoughtful approach to innovation will help law firms to make the most of emerging technologies

  • Ollie-Grech
    Feature

    How to rescue criminal defence

    10 February 2020

    It is fair to say that most transactional lawyers are unlikely to have experienced the workings of legal aid, whether in a criminal context or otherwise.

  • Fcanewfri
    Feature

    Crash landing

    10 February 2020

    The Senior Managers and Certification Regime focused City minds on individual accountability, writes Marialuisa Taddia. But does one fine in four years suggest failure or - paradoxically - that the regime is working?

  • Data-jigsaw-Map
    Feature

    Forum shopping

    3 February 2020

    Arbitration centres are intensifying cross-border competition for ‘footloose’ disputes, reports Marialuisa Taddia. So which jurisdictions are getting ahead in the race?

  • Job-interviews
    Feature

    Interview tips: Landing that job in the law

    27 January 2020

    Very few people enjoy job interviews, but there are ways to make the experience less of an ordeal.