Jonathan Rayner

Jonathan Rayner

Staff Writer

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    Breaking new ground

    15 April 2019

    As a magic circle lifer one of Michael Castle’s toughest assignments was paving the way for development of Arsenal FC’s iconic Highbury stadium. Recently headhunted to lead Deloitte’s ambitious legal arm he now has more hallowed turf in his sights, hears Jonathan Rayner

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    Baby boomers v millennials

    18 March 2019

    People in Practice conference.

  • Lynne Burdon

    Leader of the pack

    3 December 2018

    Three decades as a managing partner crystallised Lynne Burdon’s ‘core ideology’, the entrepreneur, mentor and author tells Jonathan Rayner

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    Taking control

    21 January 2019

    An unquenchable drive is in Janet Legrand’s DNA. This catapulted the Woman Lawyer of the Year 2018 to the helm of global firm DLA Piper and into the heart of international dispute resolution, writes Jonathan Rayner

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    Endangered lawyers: 216 jailed in Turkey

    25 January 2019

    Declaration lays bare the scale of President Erdogan's abuse of legal process.

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    Minority report

    25 February 2019

    Wesley Gryk gave up a lucrative career as a Wall Street corporate lawyer to take up the mantle of penniless asylum seekers and the rights of lesbian and gay couples. Jonathan Rayner met him

  • 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.

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    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

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    Occupational hazards

    22 October 2018

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

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    Living in the moment

    5 November 2018

    Can mindfulness for lawyers have the power to be transformative?

  • Ravi Naik

    Sinking the data pirates

    12 November 2018

    An uncle who joined Gandhi’s independence movement inspired Ravi Naik to aim for a legal career, the Law Society human rights award winner tells Jonathan Rayner

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    Interview: Lucy Scott-Moncrieff

    24 October 2016

    The former Law Society president reflects on an eventful career, including her latest role overseeing the Lords.

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    Interview: Robert Camp

    28 November 2016

    Stephens Scown’s managing partner explains why the ‘John Lewis’ law firm is one of the country’s best employers.

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    Interview: Baroness Scotland QC

    9 January 2017

    We talk cricket and the Commonwealth with serial legal pioneer Baroness Scotland QC.

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    Law Society spotlight: Social Mobility Ambassadors

    13 March 2017

    Chancery Lane’s SMA project aims to inspire people from underprivileged backgrounds to embark upon a legal career.

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    Over achiever: Alexandra Marks

    15 May 2017

    As the deadline approaches for entries to the Law Society Excellence Awards, Jonathan Rayner catches up with last year’s winner of the lifetime achievement accolade

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    Society spotlight: Professional development centre

    31 July 2017

    New PDC aims to help shape a profession that is fit for purpose now and in the future.

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