Latest roundtables

  • Customer service meeting

    Looking after number one

    8 November 2021

    Dedicated solicitors remain as client-focused as ever, but the life changes wrought by the pandemic have altered the face of client service for good. Eduardo Reyes reports from the latest Gazette roundtable discussion, sponsored by ActionStep.

  • Data-analytics

    View from the engine room

    18 October 2021

    The Gazette’s latest roundtable discussion, sponsored by Conduent, focused on the role of business professionals and technology in powering profitability and growth in large law firms.

  • Home-cleaning

    Keeping it clean - Risk and compliance

    12 April 2021

    Remote working in the legal sector became ubiquitous overnight. But what have firms done since to control and manage the changing nature of risk, and ensure that they remain compliant?

  • Risk

    Hard times - PII roundtable

    8 March 2021

    Covid-19 has helped to deliver the hardest market for solicitors’ indemnity insurance since demutualisation more than 20 years ago. Eduardo Reyes reports from the Gazette’s latest roundtable

  • Highstreet-new

    Roundtable: From high street to cloud

    5 October 2020

    Some small law firms are at risk as the pandemic continues to bite. But others are planning for a bright future, using lessons they have learned in lockdown. 

  • Remote working

    Lockdown: Protect and survive

    7 September 2020

    When Covid-19 is brought under control, what will the business of law have learned about ways of working and the profession’s resilience? Eduardo Reyes reports from the Gazette’s latest roundtable discussion.

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    ‘Joint V’ Roundtable: Famous Five

    3 August 2020

    There is no rule book on how law societies should deal with a pandemic. So when members looked to the profession’s local leaders for support, how did they respond?

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    Law Society’s international work in Africa


    Insight from roundtable will help us broaden market access and remove some of the barriers to operating on the continent.

  • General Counsel roundtable group

    Taking the controls

    17 February 2020

    In-house counsel are wary of a ‘golden age’ for private practice which can mean partner profits taking priority over client needs. Eduardo Reyes reports from the Gazette’s latest roundtable

  • Paul Tennant

    Exe marks the spot

    9 December 2019

    Exeter is so much more than the south-west’s second legal centre, hears Eduardo Reyes at the Gazette ’s latest roundtable. As well as offering an enviable lifestyle, the city boasts a fiercely competitive market which is a draw for junior lawyers seeking to make their mark

  • Tamara Adrián

    Global targets

    2 December 2019

    Cast as ‘vagabonds’ in many countries, blackmailed by police and turned down for asylum, transgender people are badly let down by the law. What can be done? Eduardo Reyes reports.

  • At the table

    Mersey soundings

    18 November 2019

    Since Liverpool was crowned European Capital of Culture 2008, the city has enjoyed a renaissance that has brought commercial work – and law firms – pouring in. Paul Rogerson reports from the Gazette ’s latest roundtable

  • Manchester RT

    The only way is up

    11 November 2019

    Some in the law are happy with the success of schemes to improve the profession’s role in social mobility. But serious problems remain, junior lawyers tell Eduardo Reyes , including the experience of ‘imposter syndrome’ after qualification.

  • RT

    Paths of least resistance

    28 October 2019

    Improving access to the profession and creating a more diverse workforce are laudable ambitions, but is the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination the best way to achieve these aims? Grania Langdon-Down reports from the Gazette ’s latest roundtable


    Talk of the toon

    15 July 2019

    Newcastle’s ships have sailed, but the city’s leading commercial firms are cautiously optimistic as SMEs, services and startups continue to change the face of the Tyneside economy. Paul Rogerson reports from the Gazette ’s latest roundtable 

  • At the table

    Feel the difference

    3 June 2019

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

  • At the table

    A changing season

    20 May 2019

    As most firms prepare to renew, brokers and solicitors report a hardening market – partly driven by higher-value claims. Eduardo Reyes reports from the Gazette ’s roundtable on professional indemnity insurance

  • Roundtable 2

    New model army

    1 April 2019

    Mergers, finance, technology and succession planning were high on the agenda at the latest Gazette roundtable, which discussed changing law firm business structures. Eduardo Reyes reports

  • At the table

    Too much information?

    18 March 2019

    Much is written about the data-driven law firm, but what does that actually mean in practice? How are law firms really using data to support and grow their business? Joanna Goodman reports from the Gazette ’s latest technology roundtable

  • Susan acland hood

    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