All Features articles – Page 7

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    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.

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    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?

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    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.

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    Pole positions

    11 June 2018

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

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    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
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    The science behind consumer bias

    2018-06-04T15:15:00Z

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

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    Space odyssey

    30 April 2018

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

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    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
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    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.

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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Law Society business review

    9 April 2018

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    How to: Set free your robo-lawyer

    5 March 2018

    A new generation of tech startups will enable law firms of all sizes and in-house teams to reap the benefits of artificial intelligence.

  • Thomas Middlehurst, Moore Blatch
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    Family trials and tribulations

    5 March 2018

    Contentious probate is booming but need not lead to courtroom drama.

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    Special education needs: Learning to fight

    26 February 2018

    Cash-strapped councils are cutting corners for children with special educational needs, reports Grania Langdon-Down. Do their policies trump the law?

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    Education: Ready for anything?

    26 February 2018

    Two-year degrees, paying more to do Law, learning to code – aspiring lawyers have more to think about than the ‘super-exam’.

  • David Greene
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    Class warrior: Interview with David Greene

    19 February 2018

    Group action pioneer and Gazette Legal Personality of the Year David Greene has spent his career battling the establishment, hears.