Features and Opinion

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    Gap analysis

    2021-07-06T00:00:00Z

    Raphael Mokades addresses the ‘ethnicity stay gap’ – what it is, why it exists, and what can your firm do to close it

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    All inclusive

    2021-07-06T00:00:00Z

    Thom Dennis and Joanne Lockwood explain what law firms can do to support the inclusion of transgender and non-binary employees

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    Generation game

    2021-07-06T00:00:00Z

    Andre Thomas explains what firms should be doing to tackle the challenges that can arise when trying to attract, and retain, talent from multiple generations

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    Safe space

    2021-07-06T00:00:00Z

    Advita Patel discusses what law firm leaders can do to utilise their internal communication and employee engagement activities to help create inclusive workplaces

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    Keep on moving

    2021-07-06T00:00:00Z

    Whitney Joseph examines what law firm leaders can do to positively contribute towards social mobility in the legal profession

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    Inner sole

    2021-07-06T00:00:00Z

    Lucy Trevelyan speaks to Lubna Shuja, vice-president of the Law Society of England and Wales, about her career so far and her ambitions for her vice-presidency and presidency

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    Untapped talent

    2021-07-06T00:00:00Z

    Arwen Makin looks at how firms can make neurodivergent candidates feel valued at the recruitment stage and how to avoid stigma and negative stereotyping during their careers

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    Building your personal brand on social media: What, why and how

    2021-06-08T10:19:00Z

    Helen Burness discusses the value to firm leaders in building a personal brand, and how to utilise social media to do so

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    Social life

    2021-05-18T13:18:00Z

    Victoria Moffatt looks at how lawyers can effectively use LinkedIn to engage with their clients, peers and colleagues

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    Toxic productivity

    2021-04-20T15:35:00Z

    Angus Lyon explains ’burnout’ and how to spot the signs

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    All well and good

    2021-04-13T00:00:00Z

    James Brown discusses how he has embedded wellness into his firm’s culture – and why you should, too

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    The personal touch

    2021-04-13T00:00:00Z

    James Dawes explains how you can strengthen your interview and onboarding processes whilst conducting them virtually

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    All systems go

    2021-04-13T00:00:00Z

    Lucy Scott-Moncrieff reviews a new guide by Law Society Publishing on how to start a law firm

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    Distance learning

    2021-01-19T00:01:00Z

    The pandemic has presented challenges for all of us, and the heightened stress has led to an increase in conflict – exacerbated by not being physically together. Julian Hall  looks at conflict in the workplace, and how to foster healthy conflict 

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    It’s good to talk

    2021-01-19T00:01:00Z

    In the second of our series on conversations about mental health, Lubna Gem Arielle looks at common myths around mental health, and provides a model for having a conversation with a colleague about their mental health

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    Best-laid plans: the importance of planning for law firms

    2021-01-12T14:28:00Z

    Business growth coach Karl Morris explains the strategic importance of effective planning for law firms.

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    Will the fallout from the pandemic help or hinder progression of gender diversity in the legal profession?

    2020-12-08T17:45:00Z

    Alison Woods and Catherine Taylor look at the impact of the pandemic on female lawyers – who have been shown to be shouldering most of the burden of caring responsibilities in lockdown. What can law firm leaders do to improve flexible and blended working opportunities for all staff?

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    Black Lives Matter in law

    2020-10-06T00:00:00Z

    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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    Call to mind

    2020-10-06T00:00:00Z

    In the first of a two-part series about how to have conversations with your colleagues and line reports about their mental health, Lubna Gem Arielle provides a brief introduction to mental health in the workplace

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    Home and away

    2020-10-06T00:00:00Z

    Lockdown meant that firms across the country had to implement remote working – but not all firms have taken the opportunity to harness the benefits of agile working in the long term. Grant Beecham looks at how to implement it successfully