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Happy birthday, Shakespeare: Lessons from William’s will

23 April 2021

Historians know precious little about the life of the author who gave the world 37 theatrical masterpieces. One of the few documents that we do have relating to his personal matters is his will.


Why the Boston Consulting Group is wrong about the Legal Services Act

21 April 2021

It will be a great pity if any policymakers are influenced by this report because it suffers from some serious flaws and misinterpretations of what is going on in England and Wales.


‘Knowledge activation’ is key for the future hybrid workforce

16 April 2021

In the absence of full-scale office-based working, law firms and corporate legal departments will need to find new ways of ensuring collaboration and knowledge sharing among their legal professionals.


Law firms’ cost focus will drive financial innovation in the sector

12 April 2021

What the pandemic has brought into sharp focus for firms is a desire to reduce costs. In 2019, research found cost reductions were last on a long list of priorities for firms; now they are near the top.


How burnout was my catalyst for serving lawyers instead of being one

7 April 2021

As my legal career progressed, I began to realise the reality was very different than I had envisaged. I was in a constant state of stress, working very long hours. I normalised the stress, as it seemed to be everywhere I looked.


Virtual supervision – the modern dilemma

31 March 2021

Virtual supervision is important, but it is very important that that supervision doesn’t become virtual, and not fit for purpose. So how do we guard against that?


Fostering new behaviour

29 March 2021

There are always problem files, difficult clients and issues that consume us with fear and worry. However, the more we procrastinate, the more ghoulish and horrifying the task grows.


Covid a year on: My overwhelming emotions were fear… and sadness

24 March 2021

It is 48 hours I’ll never forget. I’d spent the weekend completing a major new deal for my firm when I turned on the TV news on 23 March 2020.


Talking about race – how to overcome the fear factor

18 March 2021

Employment lawyers understand discrimination laws better than anyone. Yet this doesn’t mean lawyers have the comfort and confidence to discuss and address race-related issues in the workplace.


Seeking private equity investment – the lessons I learned

10 March 2021

Without the right people around me, the experience would have been challenging and unpleasant. There are so many spinning plates that there is always a danger that you become a ‘yes-person’.

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Blog


Happy birthday, Shakespeare: Lessons from William’s will

Historians know precious little about the life of the author who gave the world 37 theatrical masterpieces. One of the few documents that we do have relating to his personal matters is his will.


Why the Boston Consulting Group is wrong about the Legal Services Act

It will be a great pity if any policymakers are influenced by this report because it suffers from some serious flaws and misinterpretations of what is going on in England and Wales.


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Our latest special report, produced in association with Temple Legal Protection, looks at the role of after-the-event (ATE) insurance in commercial litigation post-LASPO.

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