Can pro bono legal advice be more than a ‘sticking plaster on a gushing wound’?
Typified as ‘lean, grown-up and sophisticated’, independent law firms are setting up shop at a record rate.
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.
Conveyancers are generally upbeat, though pressure on fees, demanding clients and cyber fraud all present urgent challenges. The Gazette’s latest roundtable.
LGBT lawyers believe that the profession has yet to deliver on full equality.
Solicitors’ mandatory indemnity insurance has never been more competitive, nor the claims environment more benign. So why are solicitors and brokers still losing sleep over PII? Eduardo Reyes reports from the latest Gazette roundtable discussion.
Life outside Big Law is not for the faint-hearted but for those who can carve out a niche and plan for the future, the prospects are good. Eduardo Reyes reports from the Gazette’s latest roundtable
Employment lawyers are scrambling to advise firms spooked by the prospect of Brexit. Eduardo Reyes reports from the Gazette’s latest roundtable
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.