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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
11 June 2018
Inward investment, booming capital markets and major infrastructure projects are fuelling competition among law firms for Polish instructions.
A newly established group of parliamentarians aims to counter widespread indifference to allegedly wrongful convictions. Lawyers are being urged to support them.
Law Society research on the most useful information solicitors can give consumers threw up some interesting results.
30 April 2018
Despite Brexit the commercial property market is holding up well. But new regulations could deter investors.
With private wealth under cross-border scrutiny, the nervous rich are reaching for lawyers who must also put their own houses in order.
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.
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
16 April 2018
Do policymakers and judges listen to legal academics when formulating law and policy? That depends.
9 April 2018
In its 96th year, the International Court of Arbitration is striving to maintain an edge over rival forums.
This month’s Law Society spotlight looks back on 2017 as a whole.
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.
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.
A new generation of tech startups will enable law firms of all sizes and in-house teams to reap the benefits of artificial intelligence.
Contentious probate is booming but need not lead to courtroom drama.
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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