All articles by Grania Langdon-Down – Page 4

  • House sale signs

    PII Focus: season of goodwill?

    14 July 2014

    Regulation of professional indemnity may be in flux, but this year’s renewal market is expected to be benign.

  • Expert.jpeg

    Expert evidence under the spotlight

    23 June 2014

    Radical reform of funding and compliance has placed the relationship between practitioners and expert witnesses under strain. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Simmons & Simmons

    Education and training: going mobile

    5 May 2014

    Legal employers are deploying a range of techniques to ensure they attract the best aspiring lawyers regardless of background.

  • Zurich

    PII renewal: date with destiny

    24 March 2014

    This PII renewal round offered firms the option of moving from the single renewal date. So what happened?

  • Eversheds consultants operate using a variety of models

    How To: become a consultant

    17 March 2014

    The Gazette explains how to plan a move from law firm partner to consultant.

  • High Court judges

    Judicial diversity: minority interest

    24 February 2014

    It is eight years since judicial selection was overhauled, but improving diversity is turning out to be a difficult and slow process.

  • Students in the law department at Aberystwyth University

    Legal education: big learning curve

    3 February 2014

    Legal educators are being forced to adapt to a rapidly changing market which demands a skills revolution.

  • Lambeth Council building, Brixton

    Local government: problem shared

    20 January 2014

    Unprecedented spending cuts have placed the onus on local government lawyers to ensure they have a viable future.

  • Students sitting exam

    Education and training: learning curve

    4 November 2013

    The profession’s regulators face complex and overlapping challenges in creating a legal education system which shifts the focus from the ‘journey’ to the point of qualification.

  • Tineke Harris

    ​How to: change specialisms

    28 October 2013

    Grania Langdon-Down hears from practitioners who have reshaped their career by moving practice area.

  • BPP Law

    CPD: learning by design

    30 September 2013

    Following the Legal Education and Training Review, we look at the future of continuing professional development.

  • London skyline

    Commercial mediation: resolution revolution?

    30 September 2013

    Big claims are made for the merits of commercial mediation, but the pressure is on to show it can deliver.

  • BPP London

    Apprenticeships: on the job

    05 August 2013

    With entry into the legal profession becoming harder than ever, is it time for legal apprenticeships to move centre-stage?

  • Wind farm

    Weather Eye

    29 July 2013

    Law firms are in a ‘unique’ position to influence employees, suppliers, clients and policymakers on climate change, according to Law Society chief executive Desmond Hudson. 

  • Feature

    How agents work when the SRA intervenes into a failing firm

    01 July 2013

    When the Solicitors Regulation Authority intervenes in a failing practice, it is a fast-moving process – and one that is often misunderstood by clients, creditors and practitioners alike. Within hours of the decision being made, the firm’s practice accounts will be frozen and within days its files, computers and ...

  • News

    E-learning and CPD

    06 May 2013

    With cost, time, relevance and location identified as the major barriers to effective CPD, practitioners are increasingly looking to flexible online delivery to meet their professional development needs. But what are the pros and cons of training via webinars and e-learning, and how do you identify the best offerings in ...

  • News

    Career breaks: return journey

    15 April 2013

    Traditionally, practising lawyers follow a linear career path from trainee to partner. But does a career break, whether from choice (to go travelling, try something new or raise a family) or enforced (through redundancy, illness or addiction) have to break your career? A heavy emphasis ...

  • News

    Legal education: bespoke courses


    News that Oxford Brookes University is discontinuing its legal practice course (LPC) because a drop in applications means it is no longer viable has sent a shock wave through the legal education market, as we await publication of the much-anticipated Legal Education and Training Review (LETR).