Roundtables

Law Society round table - 15 Oct 2018

A smaller IT revolution

15 October 2018By Joanna Goodman

Weighing up the pros and cons of a particular practice management system is one of the most critical decisions a small firm can make. Yet despite the benefits, a dearth of IT resources can make implementing such a system challenging, reports Joanna Goodman

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Roundtable: house parties

17 September 2018By

Residential property transactions are taking much longer and price transparency presents a new challenge to solicitors in a softening market.

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Roundtable: Second to none?

6 August 2018By

After an IRA bomb tore the heart out of Manchester in 1996, the city faced a long haul to rebuild its confidence. Now lawyers enjoying an economic resurgence claim to be giving London a run for its money.

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Roundtable: Information technology in dispute resolution

4 June 2018By Joanna Goodman

Use of technology in legal disputes is taking off, promising dramatic improvements in access to justice. But does legal tech just mean faster, cheaper disputes or will it start to change outcomes?

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Roundtable: Breaking cover

21 May 2018

Despite a long-benign market, regulators appear determined to push through controversial reforms of professional indemnity insurance. Premiums are unlikely to fall but clients and solicitors will be exposed to grievous new risks, hears the Gazette’s latest roundtable.

Emma O’Connor, Brett Warburton-Smith, Nicola Fulford, Akber Datoo, Frank Jennings, Jonathan Sewell, Gregor Kleinknecht, Eduardo Reyes, Adam Rose, Rowena Herdman-Smith, Laura Devine, Peter Wright, Timothy Hill, Philip Giles, Patrick Wheeler.

GDPR: a data minefield

26 March 2018By

As solicitors and their clients gear up for May’s implementation of the GDPR, the Gazette’s latest roundtable hears that many appear to have left their preparations to the 11th hour. Eduardo Reyes reports.

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Roundtable: Exit wounds

19 March 2018By

As Brexit looms, Eduardo Reyes finds lawyers at the latest Gazette roundtable urgently trying to influence policymakers while preparing for a turbulent and uncertain future.

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AI: Breaking the codes

12 February 2018By Joanna Goodman

Law firms are keen to trumpet the use of AI, but the views of clients are less well aired. The latest Gazette roundtable gave corporate counsel a chance to discuss their agenda. Joanna Goodman reports

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Advocacy: On top of the brief

15 January 2018By

At the Gazette’s latest roundtable, advocates on both sides of the divide debated audience rights post-Brexit, the shortcomings of the CPS and a more ‘proportionate’ approach to litigation.

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Pro bono: Never enough

20 November 2017By

Can pro bono legal advice be more than a ‘sticking plaster on a gushing wound’?

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Independents: Starting over

6 November 2017By

Typified as ‘lean, grown-up and sophisticated’, independent law firms are setting up shop at a record rate.

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Civil litigation: a future in dispute

30 October 2017By

As competitor jurisdictions look to exploit Brexit and costs are squeezed further, lawyers at the Gazette’s latest roundtable reflect on the seemingly permanent revolution in civil litigation work.

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Conveyancing: Home truths

11 September 2017By

Conveyancers are generally upbeat, though pressure on fees, demanding clients and cyber fraud all present urgent challenges. The Gazette’s latest roundtable.

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Roundtable: Out in the open

10 July 2017By

LGBT lawyers believe that the profession has yet to deliver on full equality.

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