Jonathan Rayner

Jonathan Rayner

Staff Writer

  • International delegation of lawyers attending the Istanbul trial of lawyers charged with terrorism offences for defending PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan.

    Endangered lawyers: 216 jailed in Turkey

    25 January 2019

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

  • Janet Legrand QC

    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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    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

  • 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

  • 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.

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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.

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    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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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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    Interview: Robert Bourns

    18 July 2016

    New Law Society president Robert Bourns wants solicitors to face the future with confidence.

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    Interview: Nicola Foulston

    19 September 2016

    Rosenblatt’s pioneering chief executive used to own Brands Hatch. She talks about doing law in a different way.

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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.

  • Robert camp

    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.

  • Baroness scotland

    Interview: Baroness Scotland QC

    9 January 2017

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

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