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    People business

    10 October 2017 By Simon Tupman

    Simon Tupman argues for people being put before profit in law firms – and shows how doing so can give you a helping hand in everything from recruitment and retention to your bottom line. 

  • Photograph Paul Bennett, Aaron & Partners LLP

    Under pressure

    10 October 2017 By Paul Bennett

    Mental health problems are a growing issue for every sector, including the law, with its inherent high levels of stress. Paul Bennett looks at how managers in law firms can support their staff to mitigate mental health problems and their effects. 

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    On the up

    10 October 2017 By Grania Langdon-Down

    The take-up of apprenticeships in law firms has been cautious, but the concept is now starting to gain traction. Grania Langdon-Down speaks to firms about the practicalities, benefits and challenges of taking on apprentices. 

  • anna gregory

    Course of action

    10 October 2017 By Anna Gregory, Sara Hunt

    The continuing competence regime, replacing the old CPD requirement, came into force nearly a year ago. Anna Gregory explains how her firm has embraced the new approach to introduce an experiential learning culture, including action learning.

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    Discover the full potential of LinkedIn (18 October, London)

    19 September 2017

    Learn how this tool can power up your business profile, boost your commercial and career opportunities and attract new clients. 

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    Upwards and onwards

    4 July 2017 By Mike Scott

    Much is written about influencing others, but usually in relation to our team members, clients or peers. Less is written about influencing up: an essential skill for our own career development. Mike Scott outlines four simple tips

  • Barry Wilkinson

    To the purpose

    4 July 2017 By Barry Wilkinson

    Do you know what your firm’s purpose is? How about your own? Do they match? Could your or your firm’s purpose be holding you back? Barry Wilkinson argues for the central role of purpose in competing, and ensuring your survival, in the current marketplace

  • Gary Richards

    Give to receive

    4 July 2017 By Gary Richards

    If lawyers assign legal work and the results don’t meet their expectations, they often blame the people they assigned it to. But, says Gary Richards, the issue often lies with how the work was assigned: the initial conversation and the process following it

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    Detective work

    4 July 2017 By Alison Downie

    The recent high-profile case law around workers’ rights could have a direct impact on law firms which employ self-employed consultants or contractors. Alison Downie explains how to assess whether your consultants are workers, and what you need to do if they are

  • Better Employment Law report cover

    Law Society responds to Independent Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy

    21 June 2017

    The Law Society has called for an independent government inspector to enforce workplace rights, employment statuses and rights to be clearly defined in a single piece of law, and for large employers to report publicly on their employment practices

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