Lucy Trevelyan

Lucy Trevelyan

Lucy Trevelyan is a freelance journalist

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    Market forces


    After a lull during lockdowns, the UK’s residential property market is seeing an upturn in most areas. However, as Lucy Trevelyan reports, the pandemic has changed the property requirements of many and may have altered the face of the market for good

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    Embrace the change


    Lucy Trevelyan speaks to Alice Stephenson about why the only way to have a fulfilling career in law, and be herself, was to set up her own firm so she could do things her own way

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    Inner sole


    Lucy Trevelyan speaks to Lubna Shuja, vice-president of the Law Society of England and Wales, about her career so far and her ambitions for her vice-presidency and presidency

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    High hopes


    The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has devastated many UK industries – not least sections of the commercial property market. Lucy Trevelyan explores COVID-19’s lasting legacy for the sector and examines how it can evolve to survive

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    Platform for success


    Lucy Trevelyan sits down with Rod Waldie, CEO of Gateley, and finds out how it has added a number of diverse services to its portfolio since it became an alternative business structure

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    Moore the merrier


    Lucy Trevelyan talks to Helen Goatley and Ed Whittington from Moore Barlow about completing a merger during a global pandemic

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    The bigger picture


    Lucy Trevelyan talks to Gary Gallen about setting up his firm, rradar, its holistic model, how it uses technology to serve clients, and how it has weathered the coronavirus pandemic

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    Lock and key


    Shaheen Mamun, co-founder of Black Antelope Law, talks to Lucy Trevelyan about setting up a law firm as an introvert, thriving in lockdown, and the importance of diversity in the legal profession

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    A world of difference


    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.

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    Bright spark


    David Farquharson co-founded Ignition Law to support start-up businesses. Lucy Trevelyan talks to him about starting up his own business, and how recruitment and culture have supported success

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    Safe space


    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

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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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    Power of three


    Leonard Curtis Legal has an unusual offering: as well as providing in-house legal advice to its parent professional services business, it offers advice to external clients, and supports lenders. DirectorAndrew Gregory talks strategy, challenges and plans with Lucy Trevelyan

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    A smaller piece of PII


    Lucy Trevelyan looks at the professional indemnity insurance landscape for the years ahead. How can firms take advantage of a soft market and prepare for it hardening? What might proposed changes to minimum cover mean for the profession and clients?

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    Great minds


    Lucy Trevelyan examines the personality traits and ‘soft skills’ best suited to being a property law professional, how to develop these skills, and what clients are looking for from their property solicitor

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    Moving with the times


    Lucy Trevelyan looks at recent trends in the use of office space in law firms and beyond – including agile working, shoring and activity-based working – and examines the drivers for change, plus the benefits and possible pitfalls

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    Moving with the times


    Lucy Trevelyan looks at recent trends in the use of office space in law firms and beyond – including agile working, shoring and activity-based working – and examines the drivers for change, plus the benefits and possible pitfalls

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    Much obliged


    Outcomes-focused regulation was intended to offer firms greater flexibility, but many now cite compliance obligations as a significant burden. Leading commentators and practitioners talk to Lucy Trevelyan about trends in regulation, and offer their top tips for effective compliance.

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    Good as gold


    How can solicitors ensure their clients get the best possible financial advice? Lucy Trevelyan looks at the options for partnering with financial advisers, and highlights two of the major potential issues: regulation and insurance

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    Age old problem


    Lucy Trevelyan examines the role of private client practitioners in cases of elder abuse, and looks at whether changing the safeguarding procedures will help or hinder vulnerable people – and their solicitors

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