Legal practice at the crossroads…

Increased competition, rapidly advancing technology, an ailing economy and a new round of regulation are stacking up to pile pressure on the UK legal sector, writes Charles Christian

Bottom line is looking better

Research shows that women on boards are good for business, as Karen Higginbottom reports

Headhunters on board with diversity

Tapping into the “hidden” talent pool of professional women is essential if companies are to increase significantly diversity in senior roles, as Jane Kirk reports

Smashing through glass ceiling?

Despite significant progress, career prospects for women remain blocked by a number of barriers, writes Niki Chesworth

The ‘human’ face of business

Men and women behave differently in the boardroom, and can combine to achieve success, writes Jane Kirk

Banking on lessons from Libor

Professor Chris Bones, of Manchester Business School, discusses the role of directors in ensuring good governance and upholding a brand’s reputation