Jonathan Rayner's articles

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

    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
    Feature

    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

  • Lynne Burdon
    Profile

    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

  • Ravi Naik
    Feature

    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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    Feature

    Living in the moment

    5 November 2018

    Can mindfulness for lawyers have the power to be transformative?

  • Turkey arrest
    Feature

    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

  • Law Society Small Firms Division annual conference 2018
    Feature

    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

  • James Morton
    Profile

    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.

  • Gerry Conlon 2005 Guildford four
    Feature

    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.

  • Experiential learning
    Feature

    Careers clinics

    7 May 2018

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