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  • STRESS

    Tackling mental health in law firms

    13 December 2018

    Recent news that the head of global law firm Baker McKenzie, Paul Rawlinson, is taking temporary leave due to exhaustion raises the question of whether law firms are doing enough to support the wellbeing of their employees, says Averil Leimon.

  • LITIGATION FUNDING

    Litigation finance: Could law firms remodel to take on hedge funds?

    27 September 2018

    Hedge funds are making sizeable returns from the proceeds of litigation. But could law firms play them at their own game?

  • PRO BONO

    Pro bono: Leading the way

    24 August 2018

    Culture, structure and inclusiveness are key to starting a pro bono programme in a new office, say Jenner & Block lawyers Andrew Vail, Christian Tuddenham and Victoria Fitzpatrick.

  • PURPOSE

    Existential crisis facing the legal profession

    11 June 2018

    Becoming a partner is not the purpose that will motivate many lawyers for much longer, says Andy Milligan of the Caffeine Partnership. Doing something they believe in and in a way that benefits the world and suits them is a more sustainable solution.

  • MARKETING

    Does up-to-date website content mean no rest for the wicked?

    21 March 2018

    Generating new content for websites takes time and resource, says James Noble.

  • COURTS

    Modernising the courts: investing in technology

    02 March 2018

    In the face of increasingly sophisticated international competition, are our courts doing enough to stay up to date? John MacKenzie of Shepherd & Wedderburn says there is more work to be done in the County Courts.

  • LITIGATION FUNDING

    Litigation funding enhances Singapore as dispute forum

    26 February 2018

    Has Singapore missed a trick in not permitting third-party funding for all cases heard by the Singapore International Commercial Court, ask Charlie Morris and Lara Hofer of Woodsford Litigation Funding?

  • BREXIT

    Luxembourg prepares for opportunities after Brexit

    22 February 2018

    What role will Luxembourg play in the current challenging international environment? Edouard D'Anterroches discusses business in the Grand Duchy after Brexit.

  • LEGAL SERVICES

    The big bang for alternative legal services providers

    16 February 2018

    Will 2018 be the 'big-bang' year for the use of Alternative Legal Services providers, asks PwC's Peter Workman?

  • LEGALTECH

    AI is out, augmented intelligence is in for 2018

    05 January 2018

    Chatbots and conversational search will be the focus for legal technologists next year, say Jeff Pfeifer of LexisNexis and Josh Becker of Lex Machina who give their predictions on what's hot and what's not.


 

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