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Gazette digital magazine, 21 January 2022. Time to break out? Fed up of billing targets and presenteeism, hundreds of solicitors are shunning the greasy pole to become self-employed consultants.

January sees a big milestone for the Law Society Gazette with the publication of our first fully digital edition of the weekly magazine.

You can now access even more expert analysis on all the latest legal news anywhere, at any time and on any device.

Read the latest edition of the Gazette magazine

This week's edition includes:

  • workers united: criminal barristers have voted for direct action over pay, reports Monidipa Fouzder. What are solicitors doing?
  • threats to legal privilege are multiplying amid worldwide efforts to combat money laundering. Michael Cross investigates
  • long read: hundreds of solicitors are shunning the greasy pole to become self-employed consultants. A quiet revolution is in progress

The legal profession is fast and adaptive, and so is the news, commentary and media discussing it.

The Law Society Gazette has long been the place for legal media, covering landmark changes, featuring you and your stories and keeping you informed of what's happening in firms, practice areas and across the sector.

After 118 years of print, the Law Society Gazette has made the transition to become entirely digital. The decision was made to be more reflective of how readers are engaging with media.

The ever-changing news, and its frequency, mean online updates are the quickest and most convenient way to share things with you.

The shift to digital is more sustainable and environmentally conscious too. Stopping the print and distribution of 68,069 copies of the magazine each week will significantly help to reduce our carbon footprint and have a positive environmental impact.

It's also the most cost-effective way to communicate – both for the Gazette and for you. The digital Gazette will be completely free.

What you can expect

You can still expect the same features from the digital Gazette.

None of the long-standing staples will be going anywhere, but now there will also be exclusive, in-depth analysis that you won't be able to find anywhere else.

Next steps

Each Gazette issue is now released earlier. Instead of a Monday launch, the online edition is delivered straight to your inbox every Friday.

If you're already signed up to receive daily updates from the Gazette, you'll have started receiving the digital-only weekly magazine.

If not, sign up to the Gazette Daily Update.

If you'd like to only receive the weekly magazine without the daily updates, you can choose just that option when registering.

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