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    Law Society spotlight: July’s Council meeting

    15 July 2019

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

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    Connecting the dots

    15 July 2019

    Legal Geek has become the ‘Woodstock for legal’. At its latest conference in New York, the focus was on what could be done to bring the law and legal tech closer together

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    Bodichon: founder of the women’s movement?

    8 July 2019

    In a year which celebrates the centennial of women’s formal entry into the legal profession of England and Wales, we must not forget the brave and inspirational women who found ways to shape law and its operations long before their sex was admitted.

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    Collision course

    8 July 2019

    Personal injury lawyers have endured years of reform seemingly designed to kill off claims supported by legal advice. And there is more to come, reports Melanie Newman

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    Magic touch

    8 July 2019

    New Law Society president Simon Davis is determined to combat a collapse of trust in the professions which dates back to the financial crisis. But how? Paul Rogerson reports

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    Client protections must not be compromised

    1 July 2019

    Professional indemnity insurance is getting dearer.

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    Dashing for cover

    1 July 2019

    Law firms are responding to reports of a harder market for indemnity cover in 2019. Eduardo Reyes canvasses solicitors and brokers for their latest take on renewal conditions.

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    Local heroes

    24 June 2019

    Over 30 local law societies have disappeared in the last 25 years. Those that remain must innovate to stay relevant amid the decline in volunteerism, reports Marialuisa Taddia

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    Greenham Common plan to ‘crowd the prisons’

    24 June 2019

    In 1981, women and children walked over 100 miles to the Berkshire USAF base to protest against planned storage of nuclear cruise missiles.

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    Inertia is not an option

    17 June 2019

    Dismissing new tools and technologies as ‘hype’ will put the future of your firm at risk. And don’t worry – if a robot doesn’t perform, you can always sack it  

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    How to: use gender-neutral language

    17 June 2019

    By writing ‘Dear Sirs’, some lawyers feel they are holding out against political correctness. But the battle against gender-neutral language is surely a losing cause, reports Melanie Newman

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    Picking up the pieces

    10 June 2019

    Cash-strapped law centres are tottering under the growing burden of unmet legal need. Could lawyers do more to help? Eduardo Reyes reports

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    Law Society spotlight: May‘s Council meeting

    10 June 2019

    Law Society work on statutory instruments relating to a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.

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    How to leave work at the front door

    3 June 2019

    Switching off from the office will make you happier and more productive, but this is easier said than done. Katharine Freeland offers some top tips about how to strike a healthy work/life balance

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    Feel the difference

    3 June 2019

    A special roundtable on new ways of providing legal services – in association with Thomson Reuters.

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    Taking on trust

    3 June 2019

    Big businesses naturally strain against the constraints of a competition regime whose power is partly vested in EU law and institutions. But they won’t be let off the leash post-Brexit, hears Marialuisa Taddia 

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    Too big to fail?

    20 May 2019

    China is embroiled in a bilateral trade war with the US but the international legal community is unlikely to panic. Foreign law firms are used to playing a long game there, hears Marialuisa Taddia

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    A new normal

    13 May 2019

    Does it still make sense to describe legal services companies as ‘alternative’ when they are in the vanguard of the sector – and well placed to dominate it?

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    Country pursuits

    13 May 2019

    Solicitors serving the rural economy must be versatile enough to cope with the ‘jigsaw of life’, hears Ben Rigby

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    Filthy lucre

    6 May 2019

    Solicitors are in the line of fire for failing to stop ‘dirty money’ flooding into the UK and their vulnerability to cyber-attacks. But is this criticism fair? Marialuisa Taddia reports