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Why I work flexibly: Mimi Stewart

As part of our series on flexible working, Mimi Stewart, a legal director at Morton Fraser LLP, explains why self discipline, responsibility and being reminded "you don't work on Fridays" helps her to manage her work-life balance.

Journal editorial October 2021

Legal rights and climate change are intimately interlinked, and lawyers can expect to be increasingly called on to advise on related matters

Planning For Net-Zero

Sarah Baillie, a partner at Addleshaw Goddard, writes about the key role of the planning system in meeting net-zero targets in Scotland.

Why I work flexibly: John Grady

In the second in our series looking at flexible working, John Grady, a partner in Shepherd and Wedderburn’s regulation and markets team, explains why working flexibly is about much more than childcare and the positive influence it's had on his working life.

Why I work flexibly: Lindsey Cartwright

In the first of our series of blogs focusing on flexible working, Lindsey Cartwright, a partner with Morton Fraser and Accredited Specialist in Employment Law, shares her reasons for working flexibly and how it can work for everyone.

Law fairs: Our top dos and don'ts

With law fair season upon us, our Careers and Outreach Coordinator Georgia Turnbull offers her top tips on how to get the most out of them.

Becoming a climate change lawyer

Alasdair Cameron is a recent graduate from Edinburgh University's Global Environmental and Climate Change Legal Masters Course and now works at the Law Society of England & Wales as their first Climate Change Resource Adviser within their Policy Team. In his blog, Alasdair discusses his academic trajectory as a recent law graduate entering the field of climate change policy.

Cop26: Protest, policing and the law

Following our conference on Policing operations and COP26, our Policy Executive Gillian Mawdsley blogs about some of the issues to consider and highlights some cases arising from individuals making a protest.

Journal editorial September 2021

The draft rules for holding civil court hearings remotely go further than may feel comfortable with – is there a justification?

Lockdown lawyer returning to the office

Melissa Laurie, newly qualified solicitor in the TMIC team at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, reflects on her experience of returning to the office.

Terminating training contracts: myth v reality

What happens in the rare occurrences when traineeships go wrong and employers or trainees seek to end the training contract early? Our Head of Education Rob Marrs explains what's involved in the process, why it might (and might not) happen and dispels some common myths.

Journal editorial August 2021

Plans to cut criminal case backlogs need proper consultation with defence lawyers – and a drive to make best use of their time