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  • Robot hand drawing a graph - legal tech

    Shock of the new

    Feature 6 November 2018

    The business of death is changing, as technology alters the way people are living their lives. How long before blockchain technology, e-signatures and chatbots become common on the private client stage? What else is waiting in the wings? Grania Langdon-Down investigates

  • Brexit - person in Union Jack jacket holding compass

    Exit polls

    Feature 2 October 2018

    With odds shortening for a ‘fudged’ or no-deal Brexit, law firms are being advised to hope for the best but prepare for the worst, as the clock ticks down to March 2019. Grania Langdon-Down investigates

  • on the up

    On the up

    Feature 10 October 2017

    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. 

  • jigsaw heart being pulled away by a hand

    Heart of the matter

    Feature 8 November 2016

    If you are looking to merge or be acquired, you need to understand your firm’s value, and maximise it by effective planning and due diligence. Grania Langdon-Down talks to the experts

  • mike simpson

    Banking on it

    Feature 21 September 2016

    Mike Simpson has ambitious plans for his firm to innovate in aspects of the private client market. In the first of a new series of interviews with private client law firm leaders, Grania Langdon-Down talks to him about his business strategy

  • man stealing jars of probate

    A run for your money?

    Feature 18 July 2016

    Grania Langdon-Down explores competition in the probate market

  • Exit

    Emergency exit

    Feature 3 November 2015

    With firms feeling increasingly squeezed from all sides, it may seem tempting to divest yourself of underperforming practice areas. But getting it wrong could just make things worse. Grania Langdon-Down looks at the dos and don’ts

  • Telephone

    ABS case study: BT

    Feature 1 July 2015

    BT’s legal team became an ABS in March 2013. Chief counsel Archana Makol, in conversation with Grania Langdon-Down, explains why they made the decision, and the new subsidiary’s strategy.

  • Changing Career Direction

    Inside knowledge

    Feature 26 June 2015

    General counsel turned leadership coach Mark Prebble talks to Grania Langdon-Down about the challenges of leadership in-house and gives practical advice on improving your leadership skills

  • table football

    Players not gatekeepers

    Feature 26 June 2015

    Heads of legal and general counsel from across the sectors talk to Grania Langdon-Down about leading their teams and leadership at an organisational level

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