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    Only select: working with panels

    Feature 30 October 2017

    For general counsel, the selection of panels of external advisers is a vital, but often time-consuming process. Clear thinking and good management are called for. Here, some experts share their experiences and advice with Diana Bentley. 

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    Partner up

    Feature 28 July 2017

    Once dubbed the ‘business prevention unit’, in-house legal departments are now striving to become effective business partners in their organisations. Diana Bentley find outs from several GC how they are enhancing their profiles with their business colleagues.

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    Mind the gap

    Feature 4 July 2017

    Many law firms are missing a trick by not having a strategy. And many which do are not effectively implementing their plans so they can grow and position themselves effectively. Diana Bentley investigates how firms can close the gap between strategy and implementation

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    Live and learn

    Feature 31 January 2017

    The continuing competence regime has now been compulsory for just over two months. Diana Bentley talks to the regulator, firms and industry experts about how the change is being implemented in practice

  • Steven Zdolyny

    The long view

    Feature 3 November 2015

    Diana Bentley talks to Steven Zdolyny, director of legal services and compliance officer for legal practice at Riverview Law, about life at the helm of this expanding firm.

  • Peter Wright

    Tech breakthrough

    Feature 19 August 2015

    Peter Wright, director of DigitalLawUK, talks to Diana Bentley about setting up his niche firm

  • Catherine Gannon

    The business end

    Feature 14 May 2015

    Catherine Gannon talks to Diana Bentley about the challenges and rewards of setting up Gannons, a boutique firm working with private companies and small businesses

  • Leading light

    Leading light

    Feature 11 November 2014

    In a fast-changing market, leadership is becoming ever more important for law firms. Diana Bentley looks at the qualities and responsibilities expected of a good leader in today’s firm, and what the future might bring

  • Geoff Wild

    Running Wild

    Feature 12 February 2014

    Geoff Wild on Kent County Council’s innovative model, offering legal services to other public bodies

  • Handshake

    How to build effective in-house / law firm relationships

    Feature 12 November 2013

    Getting and keeping a corporate client is a lot like the dating game – you have to make your choice, get picked, and keep communicating and giving to keep the relationship going. Diana Bentley offers some tips for finding – and keeping – your perfect partner

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