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    National property conference

    18 October 2021

    Moving to new premises.

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    Streamlining justice

    11 October 2021

    Commercial litigation.

  • Paul Tennant
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    Law Society spotlight: Fire and pestilence at Chancery Lane

    11 October 2021

    Paul Tennant talks to Paul Rogerson about his exceptionally eventful spell as chief executive of the Law Society.

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    Duty bound

    11 October 2021

    This year marks 20 years of the race equality duty, introduced in the wake of the Macpherson report’s damning indictment of ‘institutional racism’ in the police. We assess the duty’s impact and enduring legacy.

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    Borrowed time

    4 October 2021

    Can banks and other project financiers live up to their promises on climate and human rights? Are Equator Principles delivering – or at risk of losing their relevance?

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    Ready to roll

    27 September 2021

    With a vital role in the competition class actions regime, a push towards standard documentation and a nascent secondary market, the litigation funding sector is growing up.

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    A helping hand

    27 September 2021

    Covid-19 deaths, the consequent surge in legacies becoming due and the complication of a backlog of probate cases mean charities – and the solicitors that serve them – are emerging tentatively from the pandemic. 

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    Law boldly explores the hybrid realm

    20 September 2021

    In following the footsteps of the retail sector, law firms can reshape their businesses into hybrid models that offer both modern service delivery and good customer experience.

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    Critical condition

    20 September 2021

    Councils have cut support for law centres and increased rents, threatening their survival just when people need their services most. 

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    Boiling point

    13 September 2021

    Legal advice and the law are vital tools for tackling the climate emergency. But are they up to the job?

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    Back to the office – but whose?

    13 September 2021

    The world of work has changed for good, with serious implications for the legal jobs market.

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    Sands of time

    6 September 2021

    In a bone-hard market for professional indemnity insurance it pays to get in early, hears Maria Shahid.

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    Taxing partners

    2 August 2021

    Digital shakeup will ‘end overlap profits’.

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    Testing times

    2 August 2021

    With less than a month to go until the SQE becomes the route to qualification, many unanswered questions remain about its operation and likely impact. 

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    Interests in common

    26 July 2021

    Presidents’ and Secretaries’ conference.

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    Battle fatigue

    26 July 2021

    What has the pandemic done to medical negligence and prospects for reform? Melanie Newman reports.

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    A place apart

    19 July 2021

    In the last of the Gazette’s series of features on the UK’s devolved assemblies and the law, Marialuisa Taddia looks at Northern Ireland.

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    Recipes for success

    19 July 2021

    It would be easy for law firms to get carried away with legal tech, but a strategic approach – from mixing old with new to creating a blueprint to achieve your goals – is key.

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    Playing by the rules

    12 July 2021

    Mega sponsorship deals and money-spinning transfers are the bread and butter of sports law. But when governing bodies and clubs make headlines for the wrong reasons, lawyers have to pick up the pieces. 

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    Shining stars?

    12 July 2021

    The legal profession long ago embarked on a journey with online reviews – from shutting down the ‘Solicitors from Hell’ website to the prospect of compulsory online ratings.