Features – Page 13

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    Self starters

    20 April 2020

    After just three years the ‘continuing competence’ regime is already being reviewed. Was the SRA right to deregulate professional development?

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    Lockdown or pitstop?

    20 April 2020

    A generational shift in working practices accelerated by the Covid-19 lockdown has far-reaching implications for legal tech. There will be no going back.

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    Power grab

    20 April 2020

    Is a UK daily death toll numbered in the hundreds distracting us from unjustified assaults on our rights and the responsibilities of government?

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    Does being good at your job put you at risk?

    20 April 2020

    Flip side of competence is being at high risk of burnout.

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    Law Society spotlight: The Law Society Charity

    6 April 2020

    Founded 45 years ago, the LSC mostly depends upon legacies and donations from law firms and individual practitioners.

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    Northern powerhouse

    6 April 2020

    Lower operating costs, highly respected learning institutions and a proactive development agency are helping transform Northern Ireland’s legal services sector. Marialuisa Taddia reports on a province that has become a magnet for leading international firms  

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    Home-made justice

    6 April 2020

    For the lawyers and expert witnesses involved, the first trial conducted through Skype was a success – but that enthusiasm is not shared by the litigant.

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    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

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    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.

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    How to avoid floods of tears from a water leak in your home

    23 March 2020

    Torrential rainfall has left thousands of properties inundated across the country.  But there are some simple things you can do to try to lessen the risk of a water leak in your home.

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    Home truths

    23 March 2020

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

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    Data page – March 2020

    2020-03-19T15:18:00Z

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

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    Cash focus is needed to navigate coronavirus pandemic

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    Demand for all commercial and individual legal services is likely to be impacted in some way, so how will senior partners respond?

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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.

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    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

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

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    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.

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    Earn and learn

    9 March 2020

    Aspiring lawyers have a keen appetite for solicitor apprenticeships, but the profession’s inherent conservatism and delays to the SQE’s introduction are holding them back.

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    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.

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    More tales of the unexpected

    2 March 2020

    This article enlarges upon the piece on SDLT published on 27 January (‘ Close the knowledge gap to avoid costly mistakes ’). It gives six more examples of how complex, arbitrary and arguably unfair the stamp duty rules on residential property transactions can be. It also corrects facts in the ...