Grania Langdon-Down

Grania Langdon-Down

  

  • Cliff Richard
    Feature

    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

  • Andrew mc farlane feature main
    Feature

    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.

  • City of london police officers
    News

    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.

  • I phone
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    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.

  • Gary hickinbottom
    Feature

    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.

  • Judges procession 2017
    Feature

    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.

  • Nottingham trent law school
    Feature

    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.

  • Toronto
    Feature

    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.

  • Housesigns
    Feature

    Round the houses

    29 January 2018

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

  • Classroom
    Feature

    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?

  • Contract
    News

    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.

  • SRA graph
    Feature

    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.

  • Legal aid protest 7
    Feature

    Final straws

    23 April 2018

    Criminal justice is falling apart and lawyers have had enough.

  • Serious Fraud Office
    Feature

    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.

  • Ls apprenticeships 2
    Feature

    How to: prepare for apprenticeships

    7 March 2016

    With trailblazer apprenticeships on the horizon, what do law firms and in-house teams need to consider?

  • Maidstone magistrates
    Feature

    Criminal law: case for the defence

    25 April 2016

    Criminal law practitioners are back on speaking terms with the government, but they still face an uncertain future.

  • Part-time?
    Feature

    How to: work part-time

    23 May 2016

    An ever increasing number of law firms and in-house teams are recognising the value of part-time working.

  • Lawschool
    Feature

    Education: will the SRA learn its lesson on SQE?

    20 June 2016

    The regulator has delayed a decision on a new centralised ‘super-exam’ following a storm of criticism. Can it win over the sceptics?

  • Lordjusticefulford
    News

    Courts need ‘root-and-branch’ change

    25 July 2016

    ‘Our system is crumbling under the weight of outdated and inefficient paper-based processes,’ says Lord Justice Fulford.

  • Court protest
    Feature

    Court closures: shutting up shop

    25 July 2016

    Few solicitors and judges bearing the brunt of court closures reckon technology is any kind of panacea.

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