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.

Two shoes - formal and casual that represent work and a social life

Two shoes - formal and casual that represent work and a social lifeThe human resource management strategies embraced by large law firms run the gamut from the cynical to the effective, but many are at least ostensibly designed to improve work–life balance.