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European Court of Human Rights

Human Rights Act rethink

30 March 2015By Richard Castle

The main effect of the Human Rights Act is to prolong litigation and enrich lawyers. Do we really need it?

Lord Justice Bean

Libel and slander

30 March 2015By Jonathan Barnes

The Defamation Act 2013 in some respects reformed the English law on defamation. Here are example cases in which it has been applied since last January. 

Houses of parliament

General election: let it be me

30 March 2015By

The NHS and the economy may dominate the headlines, but for the politicians who speak for their party on law and justice, feelings are running high heading into the election.


Diversity access scheme: social skills

26 March 2015By

Social mobility lies at the heart of the Law Society’s Diversity Access Scheme.

Lord Dyson

Legal aid tenders judgment

26 March 2015

The Court of Appeal delivers its verdict on a challenge by the Law Society and practitioner group to the lord chancellor’s criminal legal aid reforms.

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Chris Tarrant on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Who wants to pay new court fees?

30 March 2015

Criminal court charges create an incentive to exit the process.

Family court room

Unhappy families

23 March 2015

Too often judgments in family cases look and feel arbitrary.

Empty press conference

Muzzled watchdog

16 March 2015

What could be more relevant to ‘consumers’ than the huge hike in court fees?

Welsh assembly

Missing pages on Wales

9 March 2015

Solicitors still have nowhere to go to access the law relating to Wales.

Lord Neuberger

In sickness and in health

2 March 2015

The system cannot work with one limb in athletic prime, the other gangrenous.

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Joshua Rozenberg

The brightest and the bench

30 March 2015By Joshua Rozenberg

Has the senior judiciary reached a tipping point in terms of attracting candidates of the highest calibre?

Catherine Dixon

Join discussion on legal profession

30 March 2015

The profession is changing and we need to support it.

Monidipa Fouzder

Lawyers reflect on racism

27 March 2015By

‘Diversity’ was not a word district judge Tan Ikram heard much of in the 1990s, he told attendees at the launch of the Law Society’s Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division earlier this month.

Jonathan Goldsmith

In-house lawyers – a paradox

27 March 2015By

Countries across the EU treat in-house lawyers differently. Why?


SRA should apologise for closure blunder

26 March 2015By

Andrew Williams’ professional reputation was savaged within 30 minutes – isn’t it time someone said sorry?

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