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    How to: make the most of PR

    25 March 2019

    A public relations strategy need not just be for the very largest practices – in a crowded market, firms of all sizes are seeking ways to stand out. Eduardo Reyes reports

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    Paid to persuade

    25 March 2019

    For decades, government and public affairs practices in UK law firms trailed US-style lawyer-lobbyists. But with Brexit looming large they have been catching up, writes Marialuisa Taddia  

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    Up and away

    11 March 2019

    While the incentive for top law firms to set up northern legal and business hubs lies in reducing office and salary costs, these initiatives can spur ways of working which open up new career opportunities. Grania Langdon-Down reports

  • Simon davis
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    No-deal would place our profession in peril

    4 March 2019

    As part of a special focus on Brexit: The no-deal implications for the legal sector.

  • Hugh mercer qc
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    Our ‘brand’ has taken on a toxic hue

    4 March 2019

    As part of a special focus on Brexit: The deal and no-deal implications for UK lawyers and EU law. 

  • Theresa May at a European Council summit in Brussels
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    Special focus Brexit: Standing alone

    4 March 2019

    Deal or no deal, Brexit is set to greatly complicate the professional lives of lawyers and their clients. Kicking off a Gazette special focus, Marialuisa Taddia reports from a recent summit hosted by the Law Society and TheCityUK on what leaving the EU could mean for legal services ...

  • Miriam gonzález
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    Rethinking our sanctions regime

    4 March 2019

    As part of a special focus on Brexit: The deal and no-deal implications for finance and sanctions.

  • University of South Wales
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    Vision for Wales – an update

    4 March 2019

    Commission on Justice in Wales

  • Rachel kent
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    Financial services: beyond the point of no return?

    4 March 2019

    As part of a special focus on Brexit: The deal and no-deal implications for finance.

  • Law Society illustration
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    Law Society spotlight: February’s Council meeting

    25 February 2019

    Brexit, legal aid, employment law and probate were all discussed.

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    Conduct unbecoming

    25 February 2019

    What has changed since the #MeToo movement reached the legal profession? Eduardo Reyes reflects on a turbulent year for allegations, high-profile departures – and resistance to change

  • Joanna Goodman
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    Through a different lens

    18 February 2019

    In what will be a year of significant change, looking at legal tech through a quadrant model can help firms focus on new developments that will help their business strategy.

  • Susan acland hood
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    Sitting in judgement

    18 February 2019

    Adversarial justice is founded upon representation and a properly functioning court system that can accommodate robust procedure. But is ‘reform’ pushing our jurisdiction into ‘inquisitorial’ territory? Eduardo Reyes reports from the latest Gazette roundtable

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    How to: give a client bad news

    11 February 2019

    Solicitors are often the bearer of bad news to their clients, but there are ways to deliver this information without damaging your relationship. Katharine Freeland reports.  

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    Coping with a care crisis

    11 February 2019

    There is little wrong with the 30-year-old Children Act, lawyers tell Marialuisa Taddia . But years of austerity too often compromise the legal process, challenging the ability of courts and social services to prioritise the interests of the vulnerable.

  • Claire quinn
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    Law Society spotlight: A day in the life

    4 February 2019

    A relationship manager’s diary encompasses a plethora of activities designed to place members at the heart of everything that the Law Society does 

  • Future lawyers
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    Training lawyers for tomorrow

    4 February 2019

    Can new gateways to a legal career mitigate the eye-watering cost of qualification and boost diversity? Grania Langdon-Down reports

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    Moving up a gear

    28 January 2019

    The government has ambitious plans for autonomous transport but this rapidly evolving technology threatens to drive a coach and horses through our legal framework. Rachel Rothwell reports

  • Janet Legrand QC
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    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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    Roads to serfdom

    21 January 2019

    As the government battles to fulfil its pledges on tackling modern slavery, Grania Langdon-Down discovers that professionals are also under huge pressure to help crack down on such criminality.