Features and Opinion – Page 2

  • Jo-Anne Wild
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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

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    How to motivate your people during lockdown and beyond

    2020-06-17T11:49:00Z

    Research has shown what motivates people to behave in certain ways. What can law firm leaders learn from the results to keep their people motivated under lockdown and beyond? Katherine Thomas investigates

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    A world of difference

    2020-04-07T01:00:00Z

    Diversity in law firms – in terms of not only protected characteristics, but also experiences, attitudes and ways of thinking – can bring benefits in everything from financial performance to employee engagement. Lucy Trevelyan investigates.

  • Amanda Potter
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    Intelligence gathering

    2020-04-07T01:00:00Z

    Emotional intelligence (EQ) can be a leader’s greatest asset, or if ignored, their greatest risk. Dr Amanda Potter looks at why EQ matters in the workplace, and how you can develop yours

  • Kiran Purewal
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    In balance

    2020-01-14T00:00:00Z

    Supporting work-life balance in your firm can help you attract and retain the best people and create an inclusive and high-performing workplace. Kiran Purewal offers her top tips 

  • Zulon Begum
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    Sparring partner

    2020-01-14T00:00:00Z

    Zulon Begum , Nicholas Hawkins and Rob Hind look at some of the common issues around dealing with allegations of partner misconduct in law firms

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    The long view

    2020-01-14T00:00:00Z

    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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    Seeing the light

    2020-01-14T00:00:00Z

    Identifying talent and potential in current and prospective staff is key to ensuring your firm is fit for the future, says Dr Amanda Potter . But how can you design a process that really works for your firm?

  • Scott Campbell
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    Pay heed

    2020-01-14T00:00:00Z

    In April, the government is planning to make changes to IR35 – the rules around the tax treatment of off-payroll contractors. Scott Campbell explains the changes, and how they could apply to your firm

  • John Niland
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    Worthy cause

    2020-01-14T00:00:00Z

    In the second of his series on self-worth, John Niland looks at how law firm partners and managers can develop self-worth in others, and the benefits this can bring to your business

  • David Green
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    Next exit

    2019-10-01T00:00:00Z

    David Green looks at effective succession planning: why it matters, what it should cover, and how to ensure you have a culture which supports it

  • Sarah Sargent
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    Bright young things

    2019-10-01T00:00:00Z

    Sarah Sargent offers an associate’s view of succession planning through working with and supporting the millennials in your business 

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    Safe space

    2019-10-01T00:00:00Z

    A recent survey has revealed the extent of bullying and harassment in the legal sector. Lucy Trevelyan looks at the role of culture and leadership, and how firms can prevent bullying and harassment, and deal with complaints if they do occur

  • Marzena Lipman
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    State of independence

    2019-10-01T00:00:00Z

    The SRA introduces a new ‘freelance solicitor’ model next month, allowing solicitors to provide legal services on a freelance basis. But how will the model work in practice, and could it be for you? Marzena Lipman takes a closer look