Features – Page 9

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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.

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    Forum shopping

    3 February 2020

    Arbitration centres are intensifying cross-border competition for ‘footloose’ disputes, reports Marialuisa Taddia. So which jurisdictions are getting ahead in the race?

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    What Fiona did next

    2020-01-31T10:17:00Z

    The letters page of the Gazette  included an eye-catching exchange of views in 1982. 

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    We can work it out

    27 January 2020

    Policymakers love the concept of mediation – a reasonable, cost-effective and grown-up process to keep people out of court. So why is take-up of family mediation not higher? 

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    How to ‘talk’ to a depressed colleague

    27 January 2020

    Mental ill-health.

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    Succeeding in the City in the 1970s

    27 January 2020

    When Dorothy Livingstone started as a trainee at Herbert Smith, it was a male-dominated environment. But society was changing.

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    Interview tips: Landing that job in the law

    27 January 2020

    Very few people enjoy job interviews, but there are ways to make the experience less of an ordeal. 

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    Ensure you are always in demand

    27 January 2020

    This is the time of year when we are bombarded with advice on ‘achieving our goals’ and ‘reaching our full potential’. The legal profession has always provided a well-trodden career path from trainee to associate, then partner. But it also offers an extraordinary breadth of opportunities – from arranging global ...

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    Insight: The SRA is watching you

    27 January 2020

    Matt Taylor, Managing Director of Protiviti, talks Increased Scrutiny of AML compliance in the Legal Sector.

  • Simon Davis
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    Building a career in the law

    27 January 2020

    The profession attracts people from all backgrounds and walks of life, with no two lawyers’ days looking the same.

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    Hedging bets

    20 January 2020

    A novel ‘redress scheme’ for businesses mis-sold complex financial products dealt with 16,000 claims. Did it fall short? Eduardo Reyes reports.

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    Data page – January 2020

    2020-01-16T16:11:00Z

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

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    Protecting your funds from cybercriminals

    13 January 2020

    How to handle everyday IT challenges in your legal business

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    Picking up the traces

    13 January 2020

    As law enforcers fight a multi-faceted battle against fraud, Grania Langdon-Down looks at the revolutionary challenges posed by cryptoassets to solicitors on the frontline.

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    How to: Tackle succession planning

    13 January 2020

    Contemplating your own professional mortality can be uncomfortable, hears Marialuisa Taddia. But the rise of the ‘zombie’ law firm shows it is never too early to start thinking about what comes next.