People and Leadership

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Government announces major changes to employment law


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


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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Leaky talent bucket – what causes talent retention problems?


Many law firms, especially small and medium-sized firms are experiencing problems retaining talent. In the second of a two-part series, Rachel Brushfield examines the common causes of talent drain.

Dr Zara Whysall

Impaired vision


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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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


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


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


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


Flying start


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

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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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