Jonathan Rayner

Jonathan Rayner

Staff Writer

  • Turkey arrest

    Occupational hazards

    18 October 2018

    Lawyers all over the world risk losing their liberty – and worse – when they seek to uphold fundamental human rights. Jonathan Rayner reports

  • Law Society Small Firms Division annual conference 2018

    Street value

    1 October 2018

    Small law firms are facing unprecedented pressures, ranging from price transparency and GDPR to unregulated competition. Jonathan Rayner gauges the mood at the Law Society Small Firms Division annual conference

  • Experiential learning

    Careers clinics

    7 May 2018

    An innovative learning hub at Coventry University puts students in the driving seat to boost their employability.

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    Future-proofing your firm

    7 May 2018

    The annual Law Management Section conference looked at how law firms must face up to the future – or fall behind.

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    An ‘appalling vista’

    11 June 2018

    A newly established group of parliamentarians aims to counter widespread indifference to allegedly wrongful convictions. Lawyers are being urged to support them.

  • James Morton

    Writing wrongs

    25 June 2018

    Prolific true-crime author James Morton has dabbled in astrology and once ran a junk shop. Anything but criminal defence.

  • Ahmed aydeed

    Victim support: Ahmed Aydeed

    6 November 2017

    The Junior Lawyer of the Year 2017 is proud to serve ‘demonised’ asylum-seekers who have lost everything.

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    Swati Paul: Ground control

    27 November 2017

    The in-house solicitor of the year tells Jonathan Rayner how she built a ‘novel legal structure’ that benefits all airlines

  • Matthew tossell

    Interview: Matthew Tossell, Hugh James

    8 January 2018

    Hugh James’ senior partner is proud to have reshaped legal services in Wales – but he is no separatist, Jonathan Rayner hears

  • David Greene

    Class warrior: Interview with David Greene

    19 February 2018

    Group action pioneer and Gazette Legal Personality of the Year David Greene has spent his career battling the establishment, hears.

  • Thomas Middlehurst, Moore Blatch

    Family trials and tribulations

    5 March 2018

    Contentious probate is booming but need not lead to courtroom drama.

  • Mental health

    First aid for the mind

    26 March 2018

    Mental illness remains a taboo subject in many workplaces. But some legal employers are trying to break the stigma, reports Jonathan Rayner.

  • Ls mentor

    How to: identify a mentor

    16 April 2018

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

  • Ann crighton

    Ann Crighton: A higher calling

    23 April 2018

    Former Crown advocate says CPS descended into ‘madness’ when lawyers were sidelined. So this formidable self-starter carved out a new career, hears Jonathan Rayner

  • Philip wood

    Interview: Philip Wood CBE

    4 April 2016

    Polymath, philosopher, author, lawyer: A&O’s Philip Wood even writes songs.

  • Susan ridge

    Interview: Susan Ridge

    11 April 2016

    The army’s highest-ranking woman ever, major general Susan Ridge, heads a team of 130 lawyers.

  • Hazledinex

    Interview: Susan Hazledine

    9 May 2016

    The global charity director helps turn commercial lawyers into human rights lawyers.

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    Interview: Paulette Mastin

    6 June 2016

    Linklaters’ capital markets counsel talks about capital markets, firsts in Islamic finance and promoting diversity.

  • Husna

    Lawyers Against Poverty week

    10 June 2016

    Oxfam’s project attempts to fund targeted projects which increase access to justice for some of the world’s poorest people.

  • Ronnie fox

    Interview: Ronnie Fox

    11 July 2016

    Veteran innovator expounds on the joys of your own brass plate, the need for empathy and why chocolate is healthy.

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