Diana Bentley

Diana Bentley

Diana Bentley is a freelance journalist

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    A matter of trust


    Following the recent government consultation on transparency of land ownership involving trusts, private client lawyers share their views on the implications of the changes for advising clients

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    A matter of trust


    Following the recent government consultation on transparency of land ownership involving trusts, private client lawyers share their views on the implications of the changes for advising clients

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    Talent contest


    Law firms are under greater pressure than ever to recruit and retain talented lawyers. Diana Bentley speaks to various firms about their experiences

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    Training ground


    Is a new era of training and supervision under way in the legal sector? Diana Bentley investigates

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    Working it


    Employee ownership of businesses is on the rise. But will law firms embrace the structure, and what does it offer? Diana Bentley investigates

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    Follow the leader


    Diana Bentley examines how firms can effectively approach succession planning, and develop a suitable pipeline of potential future leaders

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    After the storm


    Diana Bentley details how working practices of private client lawyers are changing during the aftermath of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

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    Knowledge is power


    Diana Bentley explores the power of artificial intelligence and examines how firms are using AI technology to their advantage

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    Sustainable business


    Diana Bentley explores the business case for firms when it comes to embedding sustainable practices and policies into the way they operate

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    Keep the customer happy


    In a time of increased competition and dynamic changes to the delivery of legal services, Diana Bentley explains how law firms must assess what clients want and how to deliver it

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    The devil in the deal


    Diana Bentley examines the impact of Brexit on the legal sector and talks to leading figures in the industry about practising rights and the effect on UK firms with EU offices

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    Working the problem


    Diana Bentley investigates how law firms have responded to the pandemic, the changes they have made, and how they plan to develop further in 2021

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    Black Lives Matter in law


    Diana Bentley looks at how law firms have been working to improve the record of the legal profession on diversity and inclusion, and the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement

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    The long view


    Are you contemplating appointing apprentices for the first time, or broadening your use of apprentices? What can you learn from firms already on the journey? Diana Bentley reports

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    Driving success


    Robert Camp is outgoing managing partner of award-winning south-west firm Stephens Scown and its new director of strategic innovation. He talks to Diana Bentley about how postcards, milk and campervans have supported the firm’s success

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    Hatching a plan


    Alexandra Hatchman, chief operating officer at Fletchers Solicitors, has transformed her firm in less than two years, and won an Excellence Award for her innovation. Diana Bentley talks to her about her approach, and her plans for the future

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    Flying start


    Recruitment and retention is a growing challenge for all firms, especially of lawyers starting their careers. So what are firms doing to attract and retain junior lawyers? Diana Bentley investigates, in the first article of our special focus on junior lawyers

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    Moore is more


    Diana Bentley talks to Moore Blatch managing partner Ed Whittington about the firm’s strategy for growth

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    Paradise lost


    The Panama Papers leak from one of the world’s largest offshore law firms has led to a hardening of attitudes towards tax avoiders – and that arguably includes many lawyers, who are deemed complicit in the actions of their clients. Diana Bentley looks at how the landscape has changed.

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    Mind the gap


    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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