Ethics, professionalism and judgement

SDT questions why regulator's intervention was necessary

An experienced commercial partner who continued acting for several developers and buyer companies for months after admitting to a client there was a conflict of interests, was fined £10,000 and ordered to pay £40,000 in costs.  

Why we sue

An overwhelming need for certainty, autonomy, trust and status is driving the impulse to sue others, says Dr Bob Murray

Civil discontent

The criminal and family courts have made strides in support for vulnerable parties – are the civil courts finally about to catch up? Rachel Rothwell reports

5AMLD: firms must take 'immediate' action, but guidance delayed

Law firms have been ordered by the regulator to review their anti-money laundering processes and take immediate action if necessary. 

The confessional

Lawyers need to talk about their own insecurities and support others to do the same, says Pippa Allsop

Listen up!

Alicia Fortinberry explains how to train yourself in the art of listening

An education in professional resilience

Dr Kryss Macleod examines how legal educators and the profession are responding to the greater visibility of mental health in young lawyers and how building resilience is vital