People and Leadership

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Government announces major changes to employment law

2018-12-18T18:11:00+00:00

The government today published its Good Work Plan: its vision for the future of the UK labour market. Law Society president Christina Blacklaws welcomed the announcement, saying it should help prevent workers from being underpaid, overworked or mistreated

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Law Society launches best practice guidance on gender pay gap reporting

2018-11-06T17:26:00+00:00

Following the introduction of mandatory gender pay gap reporting in 2017, the Law Society has produced guidance for the profession to capture the best practice that will help us set the right standards for the legal sector and build a clearer picture and way forward

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Dr Zara Whysall

Impaired vision

2019-07-02T00:00:00+01:00By

Unconscious bias in a business can impair good decision-making. Dr Zara Whysall looks at its impact on decisions about appointing and promoting leaders, and how law firms can minimise unconscious biases

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2019-07-02T00:00:00+01:00By

What can law firms do to help their people with stress and to create and support a mentally healthy workplace? Lucy Trevelyan investigates

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Upping the stakes

2019-04-09T00:00:00+01:00By

The legal marketplace is increasingly volatile and unpredictable. Harriet Brooke looks at two of the key disruptors – millennials and artificial intelligence – and asks what leadership capabilities you need to future-proof your business

Paul Bennett

Inside job

2019-04-09T00:00:00+01:00By

We all trust our partners, colleagues, employees and advisers. But law firms are often hierarchical, so we can become too reliant on certain individuals. How can we avoid ‘key person risk’? Paul Bennett considers

Sue Bramall

Pick and choose

2019-04-02T13:38:00+01:00By

What’s the right option for marketing in your firm? Should you have a marketing committee or make a single partner responsible? Should you appoint internally, recruit or outsource? Sue Bramall provides her top tips

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Flying start

2019-01-15T00:19:00+00:00By

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

Leanne Yendell

A fresh perspective

2019-01-15T00:18:00+00:00By

In the second article in our special focus on junior lawyers, Leanne Yendell looks at how your newly qualified lawyers can help you with everything from understanding client needs to building an effective workplace culture

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People and Leadership Collection

Law Management Collection - People and Leadership


In 2018, we rounded up some of our most popular articles on people and leadership, in our first Managing for Success Collection.

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