Career development

Not just a confidence vote

Women are held to unrealistic and unobtainable goals in the workplace, hindering their career progression, says Dan

30 Oct 2019

Campaign to inspire 100 future female lawyers

A new campaign to inspire 100 young girls and women to become lawyers has been launched by the First 100 Years project to mark the centenary of women

16 Sep 2019

Female legal dynasties: creating female role models

Dana Denis-Smith gives an insight into how women have followed their mothers into the law over the last 10

11 Sep 2019

The march of the niche law firm

What induces specialist solicitors to leave large firms and set up small niche, boutique practices? Nicola Lave

22 Aug 2019

Women in the legal profession: use your networks and don’t be afraid to be direc

Networking is no longer men-only territory as efforts have recently been made to redress the balance in favour of women, says Dana Denis-Smit

08 Aug 2019

Fewer solicitor judges on the benches

There are fewer solicitors now sitting as judges in the courts and tribunals than there were in 2015, according to the Judicial Diversity Statistic

12 Jul 2019

SRA: continuing competency regime well received by solicitors

The removal of the requirement for solicitors to undertake 16 hours a year of continuing professional development has not resulted in a decline i

03 Jul 2019

Why we need to talk about lawyer wellbeing

Kedge Martin fears that lawyers in the mid-tier are becoming disaffected, suggesting that more needs to be done by firms to support professional wellb

24 Jun 2019