Ethics

A reasonable adjustment

Sue Bramall asks firms to consider how easy it is for disabled clients to access their services

The ethics of rebellion

Should lawyers exercise their right to protest and risk arrest or uphold the law and compromise their values? asks Emma Walker

Rejecting the anti-role model

Dana Denis-Smith explains why women at the top must lead by example

Rise in calls about bullying to LawCare

A disproportionate number of women contacted legal mental health charity LawCare in 2019.

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.  

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

The confessional

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