Black, Asian and minority ethnic lawyers continue to experience unequitable outcomes across the legal profession. The Gazette’s latest roundtable heard that concerted action to tackle this is long overdue.
Abolishing the single renewal date helped soften the market for PII, the Gazette’s latest roundtable heard. But a casual approach to risk appraisal and due diligence suggests law firms are storing up trouble.
Anxious business clients are queueing up for advice on the potential implications of a Brexit vote. As the Gazette’s latest roundtable heard, the legal services industry is also gripped by uncertainty.
Complex supply chains are a developing challenge for corporate counsel in international companies, affecting everything from tackling bribery and corruption to business continuity, hears the latest Gazette roundtable.
The impact of far-reaching civil justice reforms was greatest for personal injury lawyers – just as government intended. Leading practitioners discuss their responses at the latest Gazette roundtable, held in Manchester.
Public sector lawyers retain a keen service ethic, the latest Gazette roundtable heard. But in-house professionals and their law firm advisers are under pressure to think like entrepreneurs as they are challenged to do more for less.
The legal profession’s belief in access to justice for all is undimmed. But faced with an ageing cadre of practitioners and swingeing public funding cuts, that commitment must be combined with creativity.