Some small law firms are at risk as the pandemic continues to bite. But others are planning for a bright future, using lessons they have learned in lockdown.
When Covid-19 is brought under control, what will the business of law have learned about ways of working and the profession’s resilience? Eduardo Reyes reports from the Gazette’s latest roundtable discussion.
There is no rule book on how law societies should deal with a pandemic. So when members looked to the profession’s local leaders for support, how did they respond?
Insight from roundtable will help us broaden market access and remove some of the barriers to operating on the continent.
In-house counsel are wary of a ‘golden age’ for private practice which can mean partner profits taking priority over client needs. Eduardo Reyes reports from the Gazette’s latest roundtable
Exeter is so much more than the south-west’s second legal centre, hears Eduardo Reyes at the Gazette’s latest roundtable. As well as offering an enviable lifestyle, the city boasts a fiercely competitive market which is a draw for junior lawyers seeking to make their mark
Cast as ‘vagabonds’ in many countries, blackmailed by police and turned down for asylum, transgender people are badly let down by the law. What can be done? Eduardo Reyes reports.
Since Liverpool was crowned European Capital of Culture 2008, the city has enjoyed a renaissance that has brought commercial work – and law firms – pouring in. Paul Rogerson reports from the Gazette’s latest roundtable
Some in the law are happy with the success of schemes to improve the profession’s role in social mobility. But serious problems remain, junior lawyers tell Eduardo Reyes, including the experience of ‘imposter syndrome’ after qualification.
Improving access to the profession and creating a more diverse workforce are laudable ambitions, but is the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination the best way to achieve these aims? Grania Langdon-Down reports from the Gazette’s latest roundtable