Litigation funding is increasingly lauded as a model for modern litigation. But its role in boosting ‘access to justice’ is less clear cut, the Gazette’s latest roundtable heard.
As fears of cybercrime and data theft proliferate, how can law firms protect themselves against the scammers?
The latest Gazette roundtable considered varying scenarios for the profession attendant upon leaving the EU.
The legal system remains loaded against solicitor-advocates, so what needs to change to level the playing field with the bar?
Mediation could – and should – be used to resolve many more disputes than it does. What’s holding it back?
Law firms are investing in cutting-edge technology, spurred by cloud computing and the rapid proliferation of tech start-ups.
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.
Increased complexity, law reform, demanding clients and market volatility are all front of mind for residential conveyancing solicitors.
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.
A fundamental change in insurance legislation will give policyholders more power and place risk under renewed scrutiny.
Litigators are trained to think on their feet – which is just as well, given the recurrent bouts of legislative and procedural reform imposed on them.
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.
Partnership is not necessarily the ultimate goal for a generation of junior lawyers turned off by stress, risk and internal politics.
How should law firms grow? Are mergers best or could they even issue 10-year bonds?
How can aspiring solicitors gain a foothold in a profession that is perceived as elitist? And how can legal employers change that perception?
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.