Roundtable: litigation funding

13 March 2017

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.

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Roundtable: cybersecurity

13 February 2017By Joanna Goodman

As fears of cybercrime and data theft proliferate, how can law firms protect themselves against the scammers?


Roundtable: Brexit

5 December 2016By

The latest Gazette roundtable considered varying scenarios for the profession attendant upon leaving the EU.

Andrew morris and stephen meacham

Roundtable: solicitor-advocates

14 November 2016By

The legal system remains loaded against solicitor-advocates, so what needs to change to level the playing field with the bar?


Roundtable: mediation

3 October 2016By

Mediation could – and should – be used to resolve many more disputes than it does. What’s holding it back?

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Roundtable: legal IT

1 August 2016By Joanna Goodman

Law firms are investing in cutting-edge technology, spurred by cloud computing and the rapid proliferation of tech start-ups.


Roundtable: diversity

11 July 2016

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.

Sarah Dwight and Richard Atkins

Roundtable: residential conveyancing

27 June 2016By

Increased complexity, law reform, demanding clients and market volatility are all front of mind for residential conveyancing solicitors.


Roundtable: PII

13 June 2016

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.

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Roundtable: Insurance Act 2015

23 May 2016By

A fundamental change in insurance legislation will give policyholders more power and place risk under renewed scrutiny.

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Roundtable: civil litigation

18 April 2016By

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.


Roundtable: Brexit legal strategy

14 March 2016By

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.


Roundtable: junior lawyers

8 February 2016By

Partnership is not necessarily the ultimate goal for a generation of junior lawyers turned off by stress, risk and internal politics.

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Roundtable: planning for growth

25 January 2016By

How should law firms grow? Are mergers best or could they even issue 10-year bonds?


Roundtable: social mobility

7 December 2015By

How can aspiring solicitors gain a foothold in a profession that is perceived as elitist? And how can legal employers change that perception?


Roundtable: corporate counsel

9 November 2015By

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.


Roundtable: wellbeing

12 October 2015By

Being a lawyer is stressful and legal workplaces are not renowned for their inclusivity. A Gazette roundtable considered the profession’s mental wellbeing challenges.

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