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    SDT decisions and interventions

    13 July 2020

    Decisions filed recently with the Law Society (which may be subject to appeal).

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    Uneasy Street

    13 July 2020

    Lockdown has laid bare the vulnerabilities of our under-resourced legal ecosystem. Housing law is among the most exposed areas.

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    Rates of inflection

    13 July 2020

    The pandemic has forced law firms to recognise that digital transformation is key to future success, but which Covid-driven changes will become part of business as usual?

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    Coming out of lockdown

    6 July 2020

    How to return to the office safely.

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    A new world of work

    6 July 2020

    As lockdown restrictions ease, the general consensus is that the government’s furlough scheme has only delayed inevitable redundancies. But many working in legal recruitment remain cautiously optimistic, reports Maria Shahid

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    Law Society spotlight: Risk and compliance

    6 July 2020

    How remote working has complicated your regulatory duties – and how the Law Society can help. 

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    Shock to the system

    6 July 2020

    Proposals for an ‘online court’ were already behind schedule when 90% of hearings switched overnight to remote proceedings. As the coronavirus recovery plan kicks in, Marialuisa Taddia finds out how far the reform programme has come.

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    In the giving vein

    29 June 2020

    It is hard to imagine the charitable sector without lawyers, yet the interaction between the two has not always been harmonious. 

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    Transforming firm culture

    2020-06-24T11:26:00Z

    Guardians programme helps organisations go further in commitments to creating a safe and secure working environment.

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    Alternative legal services provider

    22 June 2020

    Excited by the business of law rather than black letter law? Then go and work for an ASLP. Katharine Freeland reports.

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    SDT decisions

    22 June 2020

    Decisions filed recently with the Law Society (which may be subject to appeal).

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    Military mettle

    22 June 2020

    ‘Warfare no longer looks like a tank driving over a battlefield,’ says the head of Army Legal Services. These days lawyers are on the frontline – in every sense.

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    Law Society spotlight: June’s Council meeting

    22 June 2020

    Because of the pandemic this was Council’s first full meeting conducted remotely.

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    Data page – July 2020

    2020-06-18T10:24:00Z

    The latest data page figures, compiled by Moneyfacts, are now available.

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    SDT decisions and interventions

    15 June 2020

    Decisions filed recently with the Law Society (which may be subject to appeal).

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    The great leap forward

    15 June 2020

    As lockdown eases, most law firms acknowledge that technology can transform their businesses. But is there a danger that cash constraints will stall progress?

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    Litigation Pandemic?

    15 June 2020

    Coronavirus is already creating a raft of contractual and insurance disputes, with far-reaching consequences for the economy. 

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    Learning the lessons of lockdown

    15 June 2020

    A partner and associate at Dentons describe their lockdown experience.

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    Family fortunes

    8 June 2020

    A huge backlog of family cases, increased by lockdown, is just one of many challenges facing family lawyers, writes Katharine Freeland

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    Going mobile

    1 June 2020

    The legal profession appears to be doing a lot to foster social mobility, using data-driven recruitment methods and helping children from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter the law. But is all this work making a real difference, or is it just burnishing the image of the biggest firms?