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    Put out to pasture?

    23 November 2020

    Will Covid-19 revolutionise the market for commercial property, or just accelerate existing trends? Opinion is divided, reports Marialuisa Taddia.

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    Traction and distraction

    16 November 2020

    As technology gains traction, it is reconfiguring the definition and delivery of legal services and taking the future of law in unexpected directions

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    Talk of the town hall

    9 November 2020

    As cash-strapped councils descend into crisis, tough questions are being asked about law and governance.

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    Law Society business plan 2020/21

    9 November 2020

    2020 has been an extraordinary year for the legal profession, the country, and for the Law Society, writes Paul Tennant.

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    Role modelling

    9 November 2020

    Lockdown, which turned the legal recruitment market on its head earlier this year, is back. Yet recruiters are optimistic, reports Maria Shahid.

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    Acting on behalf of individuals appealing a benefits decision

    2020-11-06T11:56:00Z

    Joseph Ninan explains how volunteers at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner are involved in LawWorks Welfare Benefits First-tier Tribunal Representation project. 

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    'Pro bono is part of our DNA'

    2020-11-06T11:22:00Z

    Kingsley Napley pro bono and responsible business manager  Linzi McDonald discusses the firm's recent work.

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    Lawyers helping social entrepreneurs change the world

    2020-11-05T09:43:00Z

    Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation’s mission is to engage its global community to support those working to bring about social and environmental change.

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    Giving something back during the pandemic

    2020-11-05T09:35:00Z

    Forsters’ family team helps support victims of domestic violence through various local and national charities.

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    Excellence in pro bono

    2020-11-04T11:54:00Z

    Freshfields' work for third-party interveners picked up the Law Society Excellence Award for pro bono this year. 

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    Pro Bono Week: Better access to better justice

    2020-11-04T09:58:00Z

    We should take time not only to reflect on the work our community has done, but to plan for the work we still have to do.

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    Room to grow

    2 November 2020

    There is high praise for the City’s own tribunal. Should it have a bigger remit? Marialuisa Taddia reports.

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    Law Society spotlight: October’s Council meeting

    26 October 2020

    This month’s meeting covered policy impact, public affairs, supporting members during Covid-19, Social Mobility Ambassadors, and more. 

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    Cold, hard cash

    26 October 2020

    HMRC’s ‘blended approach’ to tackling tax evasion and money laundering is getting results, reports Melanie Newman. But is it encroaching on people’s rights?

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    Stick or twist?

    26 October 2020

    Law firms will struggle to stay in business without modern tech capability and interactive client resources. But too many are running on ancient systems.

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    BSN – 25 years of striving for equality

    26 October 2020

    Networks like the Black Solicitors Network are both a precursor to progress and a way of defending it.

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    Anywhere and everywhere

    19 October 2020

    Global legal networks, once viewed as the ‘poor relations’, are coming into their own in the crisis. 

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    Shaken foundations

    19 October 2020

    The impact of Covid-19 dominated discussions at the Law Society’s 19th National Property Conference. But amid the uncertainty, the pandemic has helped to speed up much-needed innovation, including electronic signatures. 

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    When rights came home

    12 October 2020

    With another lord chancellor gunning for the 20-year-old Human Rights Act, how do lawyers evaluate its legacy? Melanie Newman reports.

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    Africa – new opportunities

    12 October 2020

    ‘The best place to look for international growth’.