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Elly Proudlock

Competition and Markets Authority – one year on

1 April 2015By Elly Proudlock

What has the Competition and Markets Authority - the body responsible for enforcing UK competition law - achieved in the year since it was established?

Rachel rothwell

Two years of the Jackson reforms

31 March 2015By

What has the real effect of Jackson been so far?

Catherine Dixon

Join discussion on legal profession

31 March 2015

The profession is changing and we need to support it.


Much of the Quindell-Slater deal makes no sense

30 March 2015By

Slater and Gordon’s Quindell acquisition looks like a risky strategic departure.  

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?

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.

Monidipa Fouzder

Lawyers reflect on racism

27 March 2015By

‘Diversity’ was not a word district judge Tan Ikram heard much 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?

Michael Cross

70 years without the ‘Wizard’

25 March 2015By

In 1945 the passing of David Lloyd George, the only solicitor to become prime minister, was marked with purple prose.

Jonathan Goldsmith

Client accounts – French connection

23 March 2015By

Regulators are looking across the channel for ideas on handling client money. But France treats its lawyers like grown-ups.

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

Ethical pursuit of prosperity

23 March 2015By Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

Human rights abuses are not just morally wrong, they are also bad for business.

Family court room

Unhappy families

23 March 2015

Too often judgments in family cases look and feel arbitrary.

Jonathan Goldsmith

We can’t go on as we are

23 March 2015Updated: 23 March 2015By

Regulate the unregulated and ride the technological wave – or clients will suffer.

Kate Mackintosh

Explaining justice to the public

20 March 2015By

Staff running the pioneering war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia have found community outreach work vital.

Michael Cross

Taxing budget for solicitors

19 March 2015By

Government legislates in haste to close tax loopholes. But history suggests this is unwise.

Rachel rothwell

Budgeting blues in clin neg

18 March 2015By

Agreeing budgets in clinical negligence is rarer than a sighting of Bigfoot.


QS drifts towards normality

17 March 2015By

The company that promised to turn the legal world upside down has had to retreat.

Jonathan Goldsmith

Grayling can’t stop all the data

16 March 2015By

Despite Chris Grayling’s best efforts to withhold details, it is still possible to compare the UK’s justice system with others in Europe.

Joshua Rozenberg

Legacy of a lay lord chancellor

16 March 2015By Joshua Rozenberg

Even if the Tories form the next government, it is hard to believe Chris Grayling will remain in post for long.

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