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    Occupational hazards

    22 October 2018

    Lawyers all over the world risk losing their liberty – and worse – when they seek to uphold fundamental human rights. Jonathan Rayner reports

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    How to: Discipline a colleague

    22 October 2018

    Sanctioning a colleague for wrongdoing is fraught with hidden perils, especially if they are a partner. Melanie Newman asks the experts how to handle disciplinary matters

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    Natural resource

    15 October 2018

    Blessed with vast resources of oil and natural gas, west Africa is a magnet for international projects worth billions. With patience, UK law firms can get a slice of the action too, reports Jonathan Rayner

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    Green shoots

    8 October 2018

    The number of climate laws and policies worldwide has risen 20‑fold in just two decades. No wonder legal firms are ploughing money into their ‘green law’ teams, reports Marialuisa Taddia

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    September’s Council meeting

    8 October 2018

    Law Society spotlight

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    Five tips for saying what you do

    8 October 2018

    You’ll never again have to worry at parties when someone asks the dreaded question, ‘What do you do then?’, thanks to Eduardo Reyes ’ top small-talk gambits

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    Street value

    1 October 2018

    Small law firms are facing unprecedented pressures, ranging from price transparency and GDPR to unregulated competition. Jonathan Rayner gauges the mood at the Law Society Small Firms Division annual conference

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    Out of harm’s way

    24 September 2018

    High-profile cases such as Sir Cliff Richard’s battle with the BBC are transforming media law. Now social media companies as well as traditional publishers are being held to account for what they disseminate

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    Reaching a tipping point?

    17 September 2018

    Lawtech is approaching a crossroads in terms of technology development, investment and adoption. The start-up dynamic is maturing as a new generation of legal businesses emerges.

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    Five tips for retiring

    10 September 2018

    As the golf fairways or long days in the potting shed loom, retirement is an enticing prospect – but there are key points to mull before putting your feet up.

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    Commercial realities

    10 September 2018

    Can London cling on to its pre-eminence in high-value dispute resolution? Solicitors are cautiously optimistic.

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    How to: lease an office

    3 September 2018

    Taking new accommodation is the biggest change management opportunity in the life of a law firm. Long-term planning is critical to getting it right.

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    Labour pains

    3 September 2018

    A clutch of ‘gig economy’ cases and the abolition of tribunal fees are keeping employment lawyers busier than ever. But the civil justice system is struggling to cope.

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    PII update: underwriting on the wall?

    3 September 2018

    As Lloyd’s of London reviews its operations, the indemnity insurance market appears to be hardening for the first time in years. But well-managed firms that act swiftly should encounter few problems.

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    How to: File a Grievance

    6 August 2018

    Filing a complaint for discriminatory or unfair treatment by your employer is fraught with risks. Advice and planning can secure a positive outcome.

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    Broken family

    30 July 2018

    Sir Andrew McFarlane, who succeeded Sir James Munby last week, is demonstrating plenty of empathy. But practitioners filled with trepidation about the future also detect steel in his leadership.

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    Interrogating algorithms

    23 July 2018

    How will tighter data protection regulations affect development of legal services and AI‑powered analysis tools? Law firms and counsel have to walk the talk on compliance.

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    Strength in numbers

    23 July 2018

    Crowdfunding is a rapidly expanding method of sourcing legal challenges. But is the cash wasted on claims that have no merit and are donors unwittingly exposing themselves to financial risk?

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    Harnessing the power of the profession

    23 July 2018

    Law society spotlight: Chancery Lane’s Westminster Public Affairs team lobbies and campaigns to influence and innovate.

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    5 tips for going on holiday

    23 July 2018

    Should lawyers on leave have a digital detox, or is it easier to relax by checking email and assuring oneself there is no crisis?