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Social media: law’s new frontier

Author of Social Media & the Law, Laura Scaife explains why technology is not a law-free zone. From her CV, it's hard to believe that Laura Scaife, self-labelled "data privacy, cyber and social media specialist", is only 28. Author of…

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Law sans frontières: the future

For law firms, the focus has shifted to how, rather than where, the best work can be done. Law is undergoing the greatest geographic shift in perhaps the last 30 years. Business that used to be conducted in London or…

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Women lawyers will change the world

Antonia Croke, senior associate at Ashurst LLP, argues that culture change is possible. I wholeheartedly believe in diversity. I had a mother who worked and a grandmother who firmly believed in educating women, and I believe that if you give…

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Want flexible hours? Clients are key

Some new firms are finding ways to ensure that a lawyer's professional life leaves room for their personal life. Flux finds out how lawyers, and their clients, have to adapt to flexible working. A few years back, Washington-based lawyer Maria…

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A lot of lawyers can draft a legal agreement. What will YOU do to demonstrate value?

Claire Clarke is managing partner of Mills & Reeve. Her vision for 2016 is to "take things up a gear". The legal sector is facing distinct challenges – not least, changing technology, increasing commoditisation and new entrants to the market.…

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Manifesto for change

The business case for diversity is unassailable, but now is the time for actions to speak louder than words. Why are there so few women at the top of the legal profession? Just one in five partners in top-20 firms…

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A world in flux

Dame Sandra Dawson, Professor Emeritus of Management Studies at the University of Cambridge Law and lawyers are on the move. From nomadic lawyering to outsourcing, and from northshoring to the much anticipated demise of billable hours, the next ten years…

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Cambridge News: Publication celebrates women in law

Cambridge Judge Business School, Executive Education and LexisNexis UK, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, announced a partnership to create a publication to mark the achievements of women in law. The aim of the publication is to share…

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