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Here are all the posts from July 2018.

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6 reasons to invite lawyers to your party

30 July 2018

Way back in the winter of 2015, before the world went mad, it was put to the public that lawyers are boring party guests. Here, I counter that suggestion.

Westminster weekly update: Law Society's access to justice campaigns and Brexit work

26 July 2018

In this bumper edition of the Parliamentary report you can find updates on the Law Society's access to justice campaigns and Brexit work from the last two weeks.

The destination is qualification

24 July 2018

I am in my thirties, the proud owner of a mortgage, and as much as I hate to admit it, it has taken  me far too long to qualify. 

Are you in a holding pattern with your career?

17 July 2018

Is hitting a plateau in your career a cause for complaint or complacency? It could be a reason for celebration.

Westminster weekly update: Treasury Sub-Committee take evidence on the conduct of tax enquiries

12 July 2018

The start of the parliamentary week had the Treasury Sub-Committee scheduled to take evidence on the conduct of tax enquiries and resolution of tax disputes with representations being made by Reed Smith LLP and Capital Law.

Stop saying yes, start saying no

10 July 2018

After 16 years of practice, I refused to take a brief for the very first time.

Westminster weekly update: Richard Atkinson gives evidence on the Counter Terrorism and Border Security Bill

05 July 2018

Last week, Richard Atkinson, Co-Chair of the Law Society’s Criminal Law Committee, gave evidence on the Counter Terrorism and Border Security Bill and set out our concerns around access to a lawyer and new powers to seize privileged material.

Alphabet soup: How to refer to my LGBTTQI+ colleague

02 July 2018

The alphabet soup LGBTTQI+ of sexual orientation and gender identity only gets larger. Referring to someone who is not straight or cisgender may be a challenge to a lot of people. 

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