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Justice Week: Raising Awareness of Justice and the Rule of Law

25th October 2018
National Pro Bono Week started in 2001 to recognise the pro bono contribution made by the legal profession. Building on its success, an exciting new initiative launches on 29 October: Justice Week sponsored by the Law Society, the Bar Council and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). It unites the legal profession to raise […]
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Justice Week: Is the Family Justice System in Crisis?

23rd October 2018
The government would say it’s ‘not’, but ask any family practitioner undertaking publicly funded work and you will get a very different response. This is what Shiva Ancliffe, a specialist family law practitioner at Coram Chambers, believes, as she provides the Bar Council with her own personal opinions on justice in the UK family system. […]
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What Can We Learn from the Collapse of Universal Wealth Management?

23rd October 2018
The collapse of Universal Wealth Management last week has caused a stir among the general public but for those working within the legal profession it was more a question of when, not if, the firm would fold. Elizabeth Young, partner at Roythornes Solicitors, shares the lessons to be learnt from the scandal. Universal Wealth Management […]
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Sir James Munby: A Formidable Force for Good

22nd October 2018
Below Wendy Gouldingay, Director at Gouldingays's Family Law & Mediation, provides her insight into the departure of longstanding President of the High Court’s Family Division, Sir James Munby. In a time of unprecedented uncertainty and huge shifts in society, passionate, resolute leaders driving positive change for the good of families across the country are more important than […]
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You Don’t Have to Chase Accidents to Get Leads

19th October 2018
As more people rely on their phones and the Internet to get legal help after accidents and injuries, it's more important than ever to stay up on the latest digital marketing trends. However, as Tom Desmond, Co-Founder of ApricotLaw, explains below, some of these practices can hurt your law firm’s image and leave you with […]
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Where Do Low-Skilled Workers Fit Post Brexit?

17th October 2018
Free movement of EU workers has been the cornerstone of UK-EU relations for many years. Below Lawyer Monthly hears from Rahul Batra at Hudson McKenzie on the potential future of low skilled worker in a post-Brexit world. Several hundred thousand low-skilled workers from EU countries are employed each year in jobs predominantly in cleaning, hospitality […]
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Partner Churn and Retention at US Law Firms in London

11th October 2018
Authored by Fraser MacLean, Executive Legal Search & Management Consultant at MacLean Legal Search, the below piece looks at partner movement (churn) and retention at the London offices of some of the largest US Law Firms by revenue since 2015. It follows on from Fraser’s recently published detailed summary on the same group over the […]
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