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    How to: use gender-neutral language

    17 June 2019

    By writing ‘Dear Sirs’, some lawyers feel they are holding out against political correctness. But the battle against gender-neutral language is surely a losing cause, reports Melanie Newman

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    How to leave work at the front door

    3 June 2019

    Switching off from the office will make you happier and more productive, but this is easier said than done. Katharine Freeland offers some top tips about how to strike a healthy work/life balance

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    How to: make the most of PR

    25 March 2019

    A public relations strategy need not just be for the very largest practices – in a crowded market, firms of all sizes are seeking ways to stand out. Eduardo Reyes reports

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    How to: give a client bad news

    11 February 2019

    Solicitors are often the bearer of bad news to their clients, but there are ways to deliver this information without damaging your relationship. Katharine Freeland reports.  

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    How to: work part-time

    3 December 2018

    Part-time lawyers have long been seen as lacking commitment to their careers and to their clients. But that hackneyed view is changing, reports Marialuisa Taddia

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    How to: Discipline a colleague

    22 October 2018

    Sanctioning a colleague for wrongdoing is fraught with hidden perils, especially if they are a partner. Melanie Newman asks the experts how to handle disciplinary matters

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    How to: lease an office

    3 September 2018

    Taking new accommodation is the biggest change management opportunity in the life of a law firm. Long-term planning is critical to getting it right.

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    How to: File a Grievance

    6 August 2018

    Filing a complaint for discriminatory or unfair treatment by your employer is fraught with risks. Advice and planning can secure a positive outcome.

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    How to: create a better website

    16 July 2018

    The best law firm websites are not fancy. They are quick to load and easy to navigate.

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    How to: identify a mentor

    16 April 2018

    Finding someone to offer sage advice and guide you through your career can be invaluable.