Statue holding scales

A bronze statue of scales of justiceIt used to be that aiming to become a partner in a law firm was a given. It was why you put up with all the education, long hours and everything else.

A woman shrugging as she is unsure about the question

A woman shrugging as she is unsure about the questionAt first glance, it seems obvious: lawyers sell legal services. But consider the idea that a comprehensive understanding of the law is a superficial requirement.

A little girl with her hand on her head after making a mistake

A little girl with her hand on her head after making a mistakeTo build good teams, engaging freshly minted graduates is one way to go, of course, as is hiring qualified lawyers from other firms – a practice that is on the rise.

A lawyer using a wheelchair in the office

A lawyer using a wheelchair in the officeStatistics from the Disabled Living Foundation describe over 6.9 million disabled people of working age in the UK, or 19 per cent of the working population.

A child wearing large glasses in front of a laptop acting shocked at technology

A child wearing large glasses in front of a laptop acting shocked at technologyWhen it came to adopting email as a communication tool, lawyers took their time. Legal experts necessarily assign value to convention and precedent, and this seems to feed into their attitudes around technology.