Career development

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 Statistics 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 wellbeing

Law Society unveils results of male-only roundtables on gender imbalance

The Law Society has published findings from a series of men-only roundtables as part of its Women in Leadership in Law project.

Does your firm reflect the make-up of its community?

Flexible working is one way of supporting women lawyers, but this is only the starting point for a wider and effective diversity Epolicy, says Alison Lobb

Love your life: achieving work/life balance as a consultant

After 20 years as a partner in a large regional firm, Linda Lamb decided to set up on her own as a specialist family lawyer. She shares some of her thoughts about being self-employed

The great training conundrum

Solicitors Journal’s first CPD survey since the new regime was introduced in November 2016 reveals a profession struggling to come to grips with a far less prescriptive system