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  • Fiona Heald
    Opinion

    Feeling the heat

    2019-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Fiona Heald laments further disruption to the probate process as the government carries on with its courts reform programme

  • Ann Harrison
    Opinion

    Lead time

    2019-04-09T00:00:00Z

    Law Management Section chair Ann Harrison considers what we can learn from Brexit about leadership and the importance of strategic thinking and influencing skills for today’s leaders

  • Warren Gordon
    Opinion

    Common cause

    2019-03-12T11:10:00Z

    Property Section chair Warren Gordon looks at the Law Commission’s proposals on commonhold

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    Opinion

    Speaking from experience

    2019-02-12T00:00:00Z

    Fiona Heald shares her frustration that solicitors’ knowledge and experience seems to count for less these days in the eyes of the public

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    Opinion

    Fail to plan...

    2019-01-15T00:00:00Z

    As we kick off 2019, many firms will be starting their business planning cycle for the new financial year. But is your firm’s planning as good as it could be? Ann Harrison asks some searching questions

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    Opinion

    Cleaning house

    2018-12-05T00:00:00Z

    The government has turned its eye to change in the residential housing sector, from ensuring sufficient supply, to addressing escalating ground rents. Warren Gordon explains

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    Opinion

    Should we invest in AI? Priorities and threats to the high street firm

    2018-11-23T16:25:00Z

    Joe Reevy offers his personal perspective on why law firms need to keep their focus commercial and to avoid getting distracted by the next big thing.

  • Fiona Heald
    Opinion

    Capacity confusion

    2018-11-06T00:12:00Z

    Modern institutions are well-equipped to handle a person’s death. So why do so many struggle once someone has lost capacity, asks Fiona Heald

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    Summer daze

    2018-10-02T00:00:00Z

    On your sun lounger this summer, were you preoccupied with concerns about your firm: recruitment and retention, say, or Brexit, or narrowing profit margins? Ann Harrison looks at how the Section is helping you to navigate the challenges ahead

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    Opinion

    Face to face

    2018-09-18T00:15:00Z

    Fiona Heald recaps her highlights from this year’s annual conference, and recalls standout past events

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    Opinion

    Fall colour

    2018-09-05T00:00:00Z

    Property Section chair Warren Gordon provides updates on some of the key issues in property law and practice, including Dreamvar and leasehold, and looks ahead at the Property Section’s autumn events

  • Fiona Heald
    Opinion

    Practically speaking

    2018-08-07T00:01:00Z

    There is a plethora of training available for private client solicitors, but the practical detail is invariably lacking, says Fiona Heald . She explains how the Private Client Section is trying to do things differently

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    Awards season

    2018-07-03T09:03:00Z

    Ann Harrison looks back at the Section’s annual conference and the implementation of the GDPR, and ahead to our autumn event and the Excellence Awards ceremony

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    Opinion

    Living the Dreamvar

    2018-06-06T00:00:00Z

    Property Section chair Warren Gordon looks at how the Section will be supporting members with the issues presented by the Dreamvar / P P decision

  • Fiona Heald
    Opinion

    Don't bank on it

    2018-05-15T15:27:00Z

    Fiona Heald wonders whether the unstoppable rise of internet and mobile banking is leading to a generation ignorant of the basics of banking, and leaving many older people behind

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    Opinion

    A weather eye

    2018-04-17T00:00:00Z

    Ann Harrison took over as chair of the Law Management Section in February 2018. Snowed in by the Beast from the East, she reflects on the benefits of good management principles, and how the sector is changing

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    Opinion

    Ring in the new year

    2018-03-06T15:39:00Z

    In his first Comment of 2018, Property Section chair Warren Gordon looks at the year ahead for residential and commercial property solicitors – and how the Section can help

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    Opinion

    Ringing the changes

    2018-01-16T00:00:00Z

    Robert Banner has been chair of the Law Management Section for four years. As he hands the baton over to a new chair, he reflects on the committee’s work and looks at what the first few months of 2018 hold 

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    Opinion

    From the ground up

    2017-12-05T00:00:00Z

    In September 2017, Warren Gordon became the new chair of the Property Section. In his first comment piece, he provides a personal perspective on leasehold ground rents 

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    Opinion

    Heald firm

    2017-11-07T00:00:00Z

    Our new chair, Fiona Heald , discusses the two private client issues closest to her heart.