"Joint ventures are really, in many ways, a bit of a leap of faith" – Are joint ventures simply a last resort in a tough economic climate? Ben suggests that joint ventures have been around a while and often provide the ideal solution for clients. Do you agree, or do you think joint ventures are entered as a last resort?
"Freedom of speech and privacy are naturally at odds with each other.” Can you balance freedom of speech and privacy?
Charlotte believes the law in this area is at present quite grey and that there will always be a tension between the two. Do you think the law can balance freedom of speech and privacy?
"The training contract has traditionally been seen as a real jewel in the crown." – With the Legal Education and Training Review to come, should training contracts be fundamentally changed? Clare believes that consistency could be addressed in the upcoming review. Do you think the training contract system works?
"We need to be working hard to ensure that we break the glass ceiling" – Is diversity important in the legal profession? Emma believes law firms can and should do more to encourage diversity in the workplace. Do you think diversity is important in the legal profession?
"It is high time that we made litigation more accessible" – Will the introduction of damages based agreements be a good thing for the UK legal market? Gary asserts there will be a paradigm shift in the way in which litigators charge their clients. Do you think the changes will be a good thing for the legal profession?