Grania Langdon-Down

Grania Langdon-Down


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    Costs office ‘not a sausage-making machine’

    3 December 2018

    Master Peter Haworth hopes e-bills will be introduced to lessen the workload of the Senior Courts Costs Office, but this won’t be any time soon.

  • Court of Protection

    Court of Protection opens door to robes at hearings

    26 November 2018

    Mr Justice Hayden stressed the importance of transparency

  • Gina Miller

    Gonna change the world

    12 November 2018

    When lawyers become standard-bearers for high-profile activism, funding major litigation requires innovative thinking. Social media has a vital role too, writes Grania Langon-Down

  • Cliff Richard

    Out of harm’s way

    24 September 2018

    High-profile cases such as Sir Cliff Richard’s battle with the BBC are transforming media law. Now social media companies as well as traditional publishers are being held to account for what they disseminate

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    Broken family

    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.

  • I phone

    Law enforcers struggle with electronic evidence challenges

    18 June 2018

    Interrogation of director of public prosecutions Alison Saunders highlighted the justice system’s failure to adapt to the digital era.

  • Judges procession 2017

    Missing opportunities

    18 June 2018

    Damage to career prospects is discouraging applications to the judiciary, but the recruitment problem also extends to social class and race.

  • Gary hickinbottom

    One of a kind

    18 June 2018

    Gary Hickinbottom, sole solicitor at the Court of Appeal, began his judicial career as a parking adjudicator. He talks about a ‘colossal’ workload and his mission to achieve a more diverse bench.

  • City of london police officers

    City Police test contingency fee pilot

    14 May 2018

    The City of London Police’s financial investigations unit is planning to advertise for a law firm or an asset tracing agency.

  • Serious Fraud Office

    Scam busters

    14 May 2018

    Specialist fraud lawyers are in high demand as enforcers struggle to contain what is now the UK’s most commonly experienced crime.

  • Legal aid protest 7

    Final straws

    23 April 2018

    Criminal justice is falling apart and lawyers have had enough.

  • SRA graph

    New model armies

    26 March 2018

    Just one in five law firms remains a traditional partnership, so how are the ‘disruptors’ measuring up? Grania Langdon-Down finds out.

  • Contract

    Lawyers ‘compromised’ over tribunal cases

    26 February 2018

    The Gazette has learned that a local authority insisted that lawyers win 70% of its special educational needs (SEN) tribunal cases through contractual demands.

  • Classroom

    Special education needs: Learning to fight

    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?

  • Housesigns

    Round the houses

    29 January 2018

    Digitisation, liability for identity fraud and cybercrime are among urgent challenges facing residential conveyancers. Grania Langdon -Down reports

  • Toronto

    Canada: Trading places

    20 November 2017

    Buffeted by foreign incomers and embroiled in a trade stand-off with the US, Canadian law firms are seeking to broaden their horizons.

  • Nottingham trent law school

    Education and training: Testing times

    25 September 2017

    With three years to go until implementation of the new ‘super-exam’, concerns remain about what this controversial revamp will mean for the profession.

  • Manchester protest

    Criminal defence: Endangered species

    17 July 2017

    Is criminal defence practice becoming unsustainable?

  • Becoming a partner

    How to: hire a partner

    19 May 2014

    Making a senior lateral hire is a major investment, so it is important that law firms understand what is required to ensure success.

  • Kent County Council

    In-house: spread the word

    2 June 2014

    How should in-house lawyers and legal teams market themselves? Some pioneers offer advice.

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