Features and Opinion

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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 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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    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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    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

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    Culture shock

    2020-10-06T00:00:00Z

    In the rush to set up the right technology and frameworks for working from home, some firms have neglected the culture and people challenges of the new working environment. Jo‑Anne Wild offers some tips 

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    The invisible revolution: the world of work post-COVID-19

    2020-09-17T09:36:00Z

    Law Management Section committee members Fariha Butt , Alison Downie  and Paul Bennett  look at the impact of the pandemic and lockdown on agile working and other working patterns

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    Getting back to the office: supporting your people

    2020-09-03T13:10:00Z

    Nadia Biles Davies looks at the people side of managing a return to the office, including how to manage survivor guilt after redundancy, how to capitalise on new ways of working, and how to win the hearts and minds of a nervous workforce

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    Exam nerves

    2020-07-07T00:00:00Z

    Liz Ritter explains how the Solicitors Qualifying Examination will work in practice and what law firms need to do now as employers to prepare

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    Taking care of business

    2020-07-07T00:00:00Z

    Coronavirus has increased the pressure on law firm leaders – to ensure their business’ survival and inspire their people, while juggling personal commitments. But, asks Nicole Vayssier , are you taking care of your own mental and physical wellbeing?

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    Role calls

    2020-07-07T00:00:00Z

    Chris Bull looks at the growth of new roles in law firms, from chief operating officers to legal engineers, and what the future might hold for law firm resourcing and governance

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    Weathering the storm

    2020-07-07T00:00:00Z

    Simon Tupman offers some simple tips for law firm leaders looking to support their businesses and their people through the coronavirus crisis