Lawyer Monthly January 2022 Edition

Edited by Oliver Sullivan

From The Editor

So much has happened in the past year, with global political upheaval and the growing threat of climate change – not to mention the continual changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic – that it has felt difficult to parse at times. The legal world, too, has been far from static. On page 12 we examine the legal developments that commanded the most public attention in the past 12 months, in matters both civil and criminal.

Turning our focus to the year to come, this month’s edition contains an exclusive 2022 Trends Outlook. Beginning on page 24, Lawyer Monthly writers and industry experts have penned a collection of articles analysing what may be in store for the future of the profession. Whether your interest lies in litigation, marketing, M&A disputes or legal tech, we urge you not to miss it.

This month’s edition also features our first ever Expert Witness spotlight. While we have often featured insightful articles from expert witnesses in the past, this month we dive deeper than ever before into the diverse fields of knowledge that these professionals draw upon and why they are crucial in the legal system. You can find these thought-provoking features from page 40.

We hope you enjoy our first 2022 edition and I look forward to providing you with more news and insights throughout the year!