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Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Industry

Aathira Prakash discusses diversity and inclusion within the legal industry, outlining the surge in efforts to combat discrimination and increase diversity within the workplace.   The […]

Uncertain Future for the Bar

Laetitia Ponde Nkot explores the current working situation at the Bar and the uncertainty surrounding its future.   Current bar situation Research led by LexisNexis UK […]

Virtual Law Fairs: Making a Good Impression

Zahra Javed discusses the transition from face-to-face to virtual law fairs, and explains how will students be able to make a good impression online, offering tips […]

Freelance Solicitors – The ‘Wild West’?

Dilara Devin explores the impact of freelance solicitors on the legal sector this year.   From the end of November 2019 onwards solicitors have been able […]

The Erosion of High Street Law Firms

Karissa Onye discusses the erosion of high street law firms in light of government cutbacks and subsequent financial hardship. What is the High Street? Most readers […]

A Return to the Office

Trinity Batt explores returning to the office post-lockdown, and how law firms around the world are addressing a phased return to office working environments. With offices […]

Climate Change and the Legal Sector

Aathira Prakash provides an overview of climate change and its links with the legal sector, delving into both the impacts on litigation and how courts have […]

Competition in the UK’s Legal Market

Aathira Prakash assesses competition within the UK’s legal market and how firms have kept afloat throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.   The UK’s legal market has seen […]

Desperate Times: Breaking Quarantine to Attend Court?

Sophia Gonella assesses a brief conflict that has occurred between the Bar Council and the Law Society regarding whether lawyers should break quarantine to attend court. […]

Did the Impact of COVID-19 Affect Trainee Retention Rates for Law Firms?

Zahra Javed discusses the retention rates of law firms and whether Covid-19 has impacted the future of the sector. The impact of COVID-19 has meant that […]

The Growth of Litigations & Disputes Resolutions

Dilara Devin explores litigations and disputes resolutions, highlighting the recent growth in the sector and the impact that Covid-19 may have.   What is the significance […]

Seeking Legal Experience During COVID-19

Aathira Prakash offers an insight into gaining legal work experience during Covid-19. When applying for legal internships showing transferrable skills from any experience is beneficial. A […]

The Climate Crisis and the Legal Industry

Trinity Batt explores how the legal industry are addressing the climate crisis. In recent years the call for action against climate change has massively increased. A […]

Has Covid-19 Been The Push Legal-Tech Needed?

Nat Swartland explores the impact of covid-19 on the technological advancements within the legal sector. Legal tech is something that has been sitting patiently on the […]

The Future of the Legal Profession

Aleksandra Nowicka discusses the future of the legal profession, legaltech, and the importance of personal branding

The Shift to Online Law Schools from Face-to-Face Teaching – but which is better? 

Zahra Javed explores the sudden shift to online teaching as a result of Covid-19, its future sustainability and the impact that this could have on students, […]

Mergers: A History and a Future

Laetitia Ponde Nkot gives an explanation of mergers within the legal industry, delving into their history and the ingredients necessary to create a successful merger. In […]

The Uberization Of The Legal Industry

Karissa Onye explores the ‘uberization’ of the legal industry, its impact on workers and the possibilities for further innovation in the future. The rapidly expanding economy […]

London is Open for (Legal) Business – The New ‘Mega’ Court

City of London have released further details regarding its plans to build a new central court complex in London, dubbed the ‘mega’ court. As the Square […]

Case Backlog at Half a Million: Time to Extend the Court Day?

Sophia Gonella explores the growing accumulation of untried cases and the potential impacts of extended court days. Since the imposed lockdown and court closures resulting from […]

The Future of Reader-friendly Policies

Dilara Devin explores how Browne Jacobson LLP and the University of Nottingham have collaborated to find out what makes a policy document more comprehensible and share […]

Allison Bailey v Stonewall

Allison Bailey, a criminal defence barrister of Garden Court Chambers, has been engaged in a discrimination row with Stonewall and her chambers. Whilst her CrowdJustice page […]

Pupillage in Lockdown – the Challenges Faced by Pupil Barristers

Neide Lemos writes about pupillage in lockdown, the new ‘second six’ experience and the challenges that budding barristers may face.   For years we have seen […]

Lockdown, Mental Health and Remote Working – The Future of the Legal Industry

Trinity Batt explores the impact of lockdown and remote working on the mental health of lawyers and the productivity of the legal industry. The disruption caused […]

Artificial Intelligence and the Law

Andrew Chan discusses Yuval Noah Harari’s description of lawyers as a “useless class” of workers that will eventually be taken over by artificial intelligence. A thought-provoking read!

Here Come The Girls: ‘Ivy & Normanton’, The First Female Legal Outfitter

Following over one hundred years of women in the legal profession, a clothing company dedicated to female lawyers has finally been launched – set up by […]

BLM and the Legal Profession: Tackling Racism and Increasing Cultural Diversity

The Black Lives Matter movement has radically resurged in 2020, as a result of a viral video capturing the death of George Floyd at the hands […]

Litigation in the Future – Virtual Trials and Internet Courts

Mayank Tripathi looks at the development of virtual trials and what this could mean for the future.

The Legal Tech Race: How Law Firms are Harnessing the Latest Innovations

As any student lawyer will know, legal tech is an increasingly important area for law firms looking to stand out in the competitive legal services market. […]

Stonewall ranks 2020’s most LGBT-inclusive law firms

Camilla Uppal reports on the fifteen law firms that have made Stonewall’s list of top 100 LGBT-inclusive employers for 2020.

The role of artificial intelligence in the legal sector

Mayank Tripathi explains the impact of AI on the legal sector and explores the different ways that firms are adopting new technology.

Linklaters – increasing accessibility by changing the application process for training contracts?

Linklaters is a highly regarded, magic circle firm, with twenty-nine offices in over nineteen countries. With over five thousand staff worldwide, is there any wonder it […]

The Most Diverse Law Firms in 2019

When researching firms as potential employers, you may have noticed some buzzwords that are commonly being by law firms to describe their culture. This article takes […]

The highest paying law firms for trainees in 2019

With September now upon us, many students and graduates are likely to be thinking about which law firms they want to apply to for vacation schemes […]

The Art of the Deal – Corporate Update Summer 2019

As we approach training contract interview season, commercial firms will want to see that applicants know what is going on in the city. Here is an […]

Fieldfisher Continues To Expand with Italian Merger

Fieldfisher opens fifth office in Italy as the firm merges with Bologna firm Lucchini Gattamorta & Associates (LGA), continuing its global expansion spree for 2016-17. The […]

Clifford Chance advises Imagination Technologies as the Apple supplier puts itself up for sale

Clifford Chance advises Imagination Technologies, as the UK chip designer puts itself up for sale in the midst of a dispute with Apple.

Berwin Leighton Paisner Launches Manchester Training Contracts

Earlier this month, international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) announced its decision to commence training contracts in its Manchester office. BLP is an award-winning, leading […]

Slaughter and May’s First Ever London Lateral Hire

Slaughter and May has made its first ever London lateral hire in its 125 year history, recruiting Herbert Smith Freehill’s (HSF) head of pensions, Daniel Schaffer. […]

Clifford Chance and Dechert Advise on $3 Billion Shell Deal

Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance, along with Dechert, White & Case, and Watson Farley & Williams have each won roles on Shell’s $3 billion disposal of […]

Blind CVs Open the Eyes of the UK’s Top Firms

Natalie Williams takes a look at the new trend of recruiting through a ‘blind CV’ process, discussing the impact so far.

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