Features – Page 4

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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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    SDT: Decisions and interventions

    9 March 2020

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

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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 ...

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

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    Law Society spotlight: February’s Council meeting

    24 February 2020

    A report from this month’s Law Society Council meeting.

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    SDT: Decisions and interventions

    24 February 2020

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

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    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

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    Thriving, not just surviving

    24 February 2020

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

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    Bringing your ‘whole self’ to work

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

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    Data page – February 2020

    2020-02-20T12:23:00Z

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

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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?

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    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?

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    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, ...

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    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

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    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.

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    How wary lawyers are embracing new tech

    3 February 2020

    Civil litigation.