Grania Langdon-Down

Grania Langdon-Down


  • Future lawyers

    Training lawyers for tomorrow

    4 February 2019

    Can new gateways to a legal career mitigate the eye-watering cost of qualification and boost diversity? Grania Langdon-Down reports

  • Slavery protesters

    Roads to serfdom

    21 January 2019

    As the government battles to fulfil its pledges on tackling modern slavery, Grania Langdon-Down discovers that professionals are also under huge pressure to help crack down on such criminality.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Court of Protection

    Court of Protection opens door to robes at hearings

    26 November 2018

    Mr Justice Hayden stressed the importance of transparency

  • Grania Langdon-Down

    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.

  • 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.

  • Legal aid protest 7

    Final straws

    23 April 2018

    Criminal justice is falling apart and lawyers have had enough.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Andrew mc farlane feature main

    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.

  • Court protest

    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.

  • Ls mba

    How to: do an MBA

    5 September 2016

    With management skills seen as increasingly important for ambitious lawyers.

  • Lloyds

    A buyers' market: PII update

    12 September 2016

    It’s a buyers’ market for professional indemnity insurance but practitioners must keep on their toes.

  • Judges london 1

    Judicial diversity

    31 October 2016

    We need a more diverse judiciary, so why aren’t solicitors, women and BAME candidates reaching the senior ranks?

  • Apprenticeshipsindex

    How to: recruit apprentices

    6 February 2017

    Apprentices can breathe new life into law firms but the recruitment process requires a detailed business plan.

  • Dundeescientist

    Expert witnesses: science friction

    20 February 2017

    Experts and their evidence are under hostile scrutiny amid fears over a decline in standards.

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