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Here are all the posts from January 2018.


Our priorities for the justice system, the new Lord Chancellor

30 January 2018

Last week the Law Society issued proceedings against the Ministry of Justice to challenge a decision to implement further cuts to legal aid. Read our press release.

4 ways to optimise your CV for jobs in law

30 January 2018

Like any sector you’re trying to get into, to make an impact and be noticed in the world of law, you have to write your CV so it stands out. How do you do that for the legal sector? Try these tips.

Are cryptocurrencies really the wild west? An intro to Initial Coin Offerings

23 January 2018

With more than US $3 billion being raised by way of Initial Coin Offering (ICO) in 2017 and the price of Bitcoin breaking through the US $19,000 mark (and dramatically falling again), interest in ICOs and cryptocurrencies is at an all-time high. 

I wanted to be a lawyer, not a sales rep: 4 steps to tackle business development

17 January 2018

If you’re not bringing in new work (or at least sowing the seeds to make sure you have a pipeline of future work), your firm/department/practice’s commercial future isn’t going to be as bright as you’d like it to be. Business development is rarely as high up on the priority list as it should be because there’s not enough time, it’s not your job, there are too many other things to do. 

Ministerial reshuffle, solicitor David Gauke MP is the new Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor, Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill

17 January 2018

Last week the Prime Minister undertook a ministerial reshuffle. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) confirmed David Gauke MP as the new Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor. He is the first qualified solicitor to be appointed to the post and replaces Rt Hon David Lidington MP, who was appointed as Minister for the Cabinet Office.

Owning up to mistakes - what is the right thing to do?

08 January 2018

Mistakes happen. Everybody - even lawyers at the top firms - make mistakes.

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