Grania Langdon-Down

Grania Langdon-Down

Grania Langdon-Down is a freelance journalist

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    Connecting the dots

    2019-09-10T00:00:00

    Grania Langdon-Down looks at the current state of proptech – where and how it’s being used, how law firms can use it, and what it might mean for the future of property practice

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    Onwards and upwards

    2019-04-09T00:00:00

    Accountancy firms of all sizes are looking to build up their legal offerings. But will this challenge mid-sized law firms, or drive new ways of working together? And what effect will proposed regulatory changes have? Grania Langdon-Down investigates

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    Shock of the new

    2018-11-06T00:11:00

    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

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    Exit polls

    2018-10-02T00:00:00

    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

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    On the up

    2017-10-10T00:00:00

    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.

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    Heart of the matter

    2016-11-08T00:00:00

    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

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    A run for your money?

    2016-07-18T13:42:00

    Grania Langdon-Down explores competition in the probate market

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    Emergency exit

    2015-11-03T00:00:00

    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

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    ABS case study: BT

    2015-07-01T11:56:00

    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.

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    Inside knowledge

    2015-06-26T15:24:00

    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

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    Players not gatekeepers

    2015-06-26T15:22:00

    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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    Case study: leading a merger

    2015-06-26T15:00:00

    Mark Harvey talks to Grania Langdon-Down about leading the merger between Age Concern and Help the Aged

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    Under cover

    2015-02-15T19:29:00

    After a year when much-heralded proposals to reform the professional indemnity insurance market flared briefly before being snuffed out, will 2015 see any significant changes in the renewal process? Grania Langdon-Down reports

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    The alternative lifestyle

    2014-11-04T15:42:00

    Grania Langdon-Down investigates the trend towards in-house departments becoming ABSs

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    ABS case study: BT

    2014-11-04T15:20:00

    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

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    ABS case study: HB Public Law

    2014-11-04T12:15:00

    Harrow Council’s legal department is one of only two local authority shared services ventures to have been awarded ABS status. Grania Langdon-Down talks to Linda Walker about the decision and the process

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    Manning of the hour

    2014-05-07T00:00:00

    Nicola Manning of McMillan Williams on promoting diversity in the profession

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    Golden Brown

    2013-11-12T00:00:00

    Wosskow Brown managing partner, Ian Brown, on securing new banking facilities worth nearly £2m

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    A run for your money

    2013-09-11T00:00:00

    Solicitors’ involvement in property fraud may be very small, but they remain an attractive target for fraudsters, with potentially dire consequences for both them and their firms. Grania Langdon-Down looks at what solicitors can do to protect themselves

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    Set apart

    2013-08-13T00:00:00

    Guy and Chris Setford of Setfords Solicitors on the benefits of moving to a fee-sharing model

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