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Motor claims market recovery stalls as volumes hit record low

5 March 2024

January – the month that gave us Blue Monday, reportedly the most depressing day of the year – also brought more bad news for those in the RTA sector.


The path to partnership: Bridging the gender gap in law firms

28 February 2024

The inaugural LSLA roundtable discussed the significant gender gap at partner level in law firms and what more can be done to increase the rate of progress.


Why private client solicitors should work with financial planners – and tell their clients

26 February 2024

Ever since the SRA introduced the transparency rules in 2018, we have encouraged solicitors to not just embrace the regulations and the thinking behind them, but to go far beyond.


A paean to pupils and pupillage

22 February 2024

To outsiders, it may seem that it’s our horsehair wigs and Victorian starched collars that are the most unusual thing about the barristers’ profession. I would actually suggest it’s our training.


Five ways to maintain your mental health at the Bar

20 February 2024

Stress, burnout and isolation are prevalent concerns for both chambers members and staff. These initial challenges may serve as precursors for more severe conditions, such as depression and anxiety.


Accessibility in law: why meritocracy is key for change

16 February 2024

Despite the sector’s efforts over the years to improve accessibility from the bottom up, it’s clear that, sadly, there’s still a lot of work to be done.


The OIC: Five areas of focus to drive continued improvements

14 February 2024

May will mark three years since the launch of the whiplash reforms and the Official Injury Claim portal and, for those of us trying to navigate the new world, the transition has been far from smooth.


The Ministry of Justice and legal aid – A dereliction of duty

12 February 2024

I found the NAO’s report on the management of legal aid shocking. It’s an indictment of policy making where there was a sole goal – to reduce the budget – with little or no consideration of the consequences.


National Apprenticeship Week – My life in the GLD

9 February 2024

I joined the Government Legal Department in September 2023 as a graduate solicitor apprentice. I am currently in the Ministry of Justice legal advisers team, working directly in the central legal team.


Metamorphosis: AI and the law firm

7 February 2024

GenAI seems best understood and deployed as a personal assistant that supercharges a worker’s productivity. And I don’t mean ‘productivity’ in the twisted, backbreaking way that law firms use it.

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Motor claims market recovery stalls as volumes hit record low

January – the month that gave us Blue Monday, reportedly the most depressing day of the year – also brought more bad news for those in the RTA sector.


The path to partnership: Bridging the gender gap in law firms

The inaugural LSLA roundtable discussed the significant gender gap at partner level in law firms and what more can be done to increase the rate of progress.


Why private client solicitors should work with financial planners – and tell their clients

Ever since the SRA introduced the transparency rules in 2018, we have encouraged solicitors to not just embrace the regulations and the thinking behind them, but to go far beyond.


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