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23 Feb 2017
The stigma of injury claims
Millions of people across the world insure themselves and their assets, writes Michelle Wright. Write comment (2 Comments) ...
Michelle Gibbings
17 Feb 2017
Why good leadership is the art of asking the right questions
In today’s frantic-paced world, there’s often an expectation that leaders need to have answers at their fingertips, and that it’s not OK to say ...
Legal advice
15 Feb 2017
The brave new world of legal advice
The legal profession is being profoundly challenged on a number of fronts and its survival depends on how well it rises to meet these challenges, writ...
9 Feb 2017
How to have it all
In moving away from the traditional law firm model, more legal professionals are turning freelance, writes Matthew Kay. Write comment (0 Com...
7 Feb 2017
How time can be a deal-breaker – and what to do about it
Most commercial lawyers, whether in private practice or in-house, know that deals often proceed in two stages, writes Kirsten Pike. Write comm...
6 Feb 2017
How much stress can lawyers take?
How much stress can we take? The answer is that it varies from person to person, stage of life to stage of life, context to context, writes Dr Bob Mur...
3 Feb 2017
World Cancer Day
The fourth of February marks World Cancer Day. It is a good opportunity to take stock of what it means to be diagnosed with cancer, and what this look...
31 Jan 2017
Top 5 tips for using disbursement funding in 2017
Now that the intensity of the Christmas period has passed and the industry is emerging from the January hiatus, it’s common for SME law firms to ref...
23 Jan 2017
Secrets to a successful law firm
Do you envisage earning a full time income by working your practice part time and having a life? asks Garth Brown. Write comment (4 Comments)...
20 Jan 2017
Why you need to bring in family law specialists
It’s a worrying scenario – the struggling solicitor trying to please clients who want legal advice on something their lawyer’s not trained for, ...
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