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    Feature

    Home truths

    23 March 2020

    Conveyancing is in need of an overhaul – but will vested interests thwart effective reforms? Marialuisa Taddia reports.

  • The lord chief justice addresses guests at an event to celebrate the Commercial Court’s 125th anniversary
    Feature

    Happy anniversary?

    16 March 2020

    As the Commercial Court turns 125, litigators are confident it can remain globally pre-eminent despite the threat of rival jurisdictions and Brexit uncertainty. Jonathan Rayner reports.

  • Leah Caprani
    Opinion

    Classism: the unseen prejudice

    16 March 2020

    According to the Social Mobility Commission’s 2019 poll, 77% of people feel there is a large gap between social classes in Britain today.

  • Joanna Goodman
    Feature

    Connecting the dots

    9 March 2020

    Innovative platforms are enabling advisers to deepen their relationships with clients, while at the same time identifying new business opportunities for law firms.

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    Feature

    What the SQE means for law firms

    9 March 2020

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) intends to introduce the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) in the autumn of 2021.

  • Harvey Weinstein
    Feature

    Seeing ‘Person A’

    2 March 2020

    A record number of sexual harassment and assault cases came before the SDT in 2019, with more promised in 2020. Is this tribunal the proper forum for these cases and how is it coping in what is unfamiliar territory? Eduardo Reyes reports 

  • Chancery Lane after February 2020 fire
    Feature

    Law Society spotlight: February’s Council meeting

    24 February 2020

    A report from this month’s Law Society Council meeting.

  • Alexandra-Marks
    Feature

    Ruling elite

    17 February 2020

    The bench still looks nothing like the society from which it is drawn, reports Melanie Newman. Do we need targets and quotas, or are some barriers to judicial diversity self-imposed?

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    Feature

    Crash landing

    10 February 2020

    The Senior Managers and Certification Regime focused City minds on individual accountability, writes Marialuisa Taddia. But does one fine in four years suggest failure or - paradoxically - that the regime is working?

  • Sat-Nav-car
    Feature

    Intelligence by design

    10 February 2020

    Understanding the value of recentring and a thoughtful approach to innovation will help law firms to make the most of emerging technologies

  • Ollie-Grech
    Feature

    How to rescue criminal defence

    10 February 2020

    It is fair to say that most transactional lawyers are unlikely to have experienced the workings of legal aid, whether in a criminal context or otherwise.

  • Data-jigsaw-Map
    Feature

    Forum shopping

    3 February 2020

    Arbitration centres are intensifying cross-border competition for ‘footloose’ disputes, reports Marialuisa Taddia. So which jurisdictions are getting ahead in the race?

  • Fiona Bell
    Feature

    What Fiona did next

    2020-01-31T10:17:00Z

    The letters page of the Gazette  included an eye-catching exchange of views in 1982. 

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    Feature

    We can work it out

    27 January 2020

    Policymakers love the concept of mediation – a reasonable, cost-effective and grown-up process to keep people out of court. So why is take-up of family mediation not higher? 

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    Feature

    How to ‘talk’ to a depressed colleague

    27 January 2020

    Mental ill-health.

  • Job-interviews
    Feature

    Interview tips: Landing that job in the law

    27 January 2020

    Very few people enjoy job interviews, but there are ways to make the experience less of an ordeal. 

  • Simon Davis
    Feature

    Building a career in the law

    27 January 2020

    The profession attracts people from all backgrounds and walks of life, with no two lawyers’ days looking the same.

  • Suzanne-Gill
    Feature

    Ensure you are always in demand

    27 January 2020

    This is the time of year when we are bombarded with advice on ‘achieving our goals’ and ‘reaching our full potential’. The legal profession has always provided a well-trodden career path from trainee to associate, then partner. But it also offers an extraordinary breadth of opportunities – from arranging global ...

  • Wheatley
    Feature

    Hedging bets

    20 January 2020

    A novel ‘redress scheme’ for businesses mis-sold complex financial products dealt with 16,000 claims. Did it fall short? Eduardo Reyes reports.

  • Cybercrime
    Feature

    Protecting your funds from cybercriminals

    13 January 2020

    How to handle everyday IT challenges in your legal business