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  • Siobhan McLaughlin
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    Living dangerously

    14 January 2019

    Many unmarried couples are unaware of their lack of legal rights in the event of separation or death, but will a growing appetite for reform actually change ‘outdated’ laws? Marialuisa Taddia reports

  • Mary Poppins returns perpetuates inflexible lawyer stereotype
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    Two tribes go to war

    14 January 2019

    Legal tech proponents are dividing into opposing camps. One says the industry should stay within its comfort zone, the other can’t wait to jump on the innovation bandwagon. 

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    Law Society spotlight: December's Council meeting

    2018-12-13T14:54:00Z

    Council met at Chancery Lane for the last time in 2018 on 5 December.

  • Tsai Ing-wen
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    Second republic

    10 December 2018

    Taiwan is looking beyond China to develop wider business links – and this could be good news for UK law firms specialising in international trade. Marialuisa Taddia reports

  • Roosevelt
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    Happy anniversary?

    10 December 2018

    Seven decades on, is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights a ‘shining beacon’ or a monument to governmental hypocrisy? Eduardo Reyes reports

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    How to: work part-time

    3 December 2018

    Part-time lawyers have long been seen as lacking commitment to their careers and to their clients. But that hackneyed view is changing, reports Marialuisa Taddia

  • Rachel Hawkins
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    Law Society spotlight: Building a trusted community

    3 December 2018

    Revamping the Conveyancing Quality Scheme will drive continuous improvement in best practice, client service and practice management

  • Top tips to treat the team at Christmas
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    Top tips to treat the team at Christmas

    3 December 2018

    Katharine Freeland asks lawyers for the best ways to reward hard‑working colleagues

  • Lynne Burdon
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    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

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    The lion’s share

    26 November 2018

    With the government backing a drive to make Singapore a cutting-edge legal hub, dozens of foreign firms are vying with each other for a slice of the action. Marialuisa Taddia reports

  • Judge Carolyn Hilder
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    Facts of life

    26 November 2018

    The Court of Protection’s new vice-president wants to enhance its role and stimulate public debate, hears Grania Langdon-Down

  • Eduardo Reyes coutout
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    Testing times

    19 November 2018

    Many have questioned the price tag of the new super-exam – but there are more serious concerns, about the impact it could have on access and the threat of a ‘two-tier’ profession.

  • Joanna Goodman
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    Legal Geek comes of age

    19 November 2018

    As the start-up landscape has evolved, Legal Geek has matured from being a genuine disrupter into the go-to legal tech event, backed by the pillars of the establishment.

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    Five-star service

    19 November 2018

    As host of a high-rolling conference on court excellence and innovation, Dubai showcased performance standards that less lavishly endowed jurisdictions can learn from. Michael Cross reports

  • Ravi Naik
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    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

  • Gina Miller
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    Gonna change the world

    12 November 2018

    When lawyers become standard-bearers for high-profile activism, funding major litigation requires innovative thinking. Social media has a vital role too, writes Grania Langon-Down

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    On your marks

    5 November 2018

    As the government grapples with the intellectual property rights of businesses post-Brexit, uncertainty is hitting patent activity in the courtroom, writes Marialuisa Taddia

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    Grand designs

    5 November 2018

    Architects report increasingly complex briefs for offices to house law firms. Can they deliver so that lawyers and support staff thrive in them? Eduardo Reyes reports

  • Houses
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    Insight: Tenant endorsements

    2018-10-30T17:34:00Z

    The majority of title insurance policies are geared towards protecting property owners. Here we look at cover that is aimed at protecting the interests of tenants.

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    ‘Unfair’ contests

    29 October 2018

    Inter-state arbitration rules are the bogeymen of the anti-globalisation movement. So can the European Commission get shot of them? Not easily, writes Marialuisa Taddia