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Steve Hynes

Counting the cost of cuts

17 December 2014By Steve Hynes

There are many knock-on consequences of civil legal aid cuts, as a recent National Audit Office report notes.

Monidipa Fouzder

Flexible working success

17 December 2014By

Lawyers among top 50 business leaders who work part time.

Eduardo Reyes

Law and art

16 December 2014By

In an era concerned with wellbeing, lawyers could express themselves by picking up a paintbrush.

David Pickup

Lawyers at Christmas

15 December 2014By David Pickup

Lawyers put off organising the Christmas party until the last minute. A hint: don’t let the youngsters do it.

Jonathan Goldsmith

A guide to European Lawyers Day

12 December 2014By

Mass surveillance and external capital in law firms emerged as the main themes.  


100 hours mandatory pro bono a year

11 December 2014By

How practical is the suggestion that lawyers could close the funding gap by working for nothing?


Grayling’s JR mistake is unforgivable

10 December 2014By

Lord chancellor misled parliament. Doesn’t he understand his own bill?

Stephen Grosz QC

Marking International Human Rights Day

10 December 2014By Stephen Grosz QC

On the 66th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, human rights in the UK are under threat.

Rachel rothwell

The problem with budgeting

9 December 2014By

Tactical budgets, hearing delays and inexperienced judges. Is budgeting working?

Monidipa Fouzder

Virtual in-house insanity

8 December 2014By

Can there be a better substitute for a full-time in-house lawyer?

Jonathan Goldsmith

Lawyers and immigration

8 December 2014By

Lawyers have a crucial role to play in upholding migrants’ rights and dignity.


Hodge exposes shambles of legal aid cuts

5 December 2014By

Civil servants were given a brutal going over by MPs out for blood.

Michael Cross

A century of death from the air

4 December 2014By

Christmas 1914 set precedents for a sustained breach of international law.

Karyl Nairn

Maintaining Justice

3 December 2014By Karyl Nairn QC

If human rights group Justice is to continue its work, it needs practical and financial support from the legal profession, says Skadden’s Karyl Nairn QC.


​Clued-up – today’s lawyers-to-be

2 December 2014By

Aspiring lawyers can get ahead by keeping abreast of developments.

Jonathan Goldsmith

Imagining the future of legal services

1 December 2014By

The American Bar Association’s (ABA) Commission on the Future of Legal Services has issued its opening salvo.

Parliament and Thames

Everywhere and nowhere

1 December 2014

Policymakers pay little heed to the technology that attends law reform.

Sophia Dirir

Junior lawyers: we’re worth it

1 December 2014By Sophia Dirir

Paying aspiring lawyers to undertake work experience makes both moral and business sense.

Joshua Rozenberg

Parting shots

1 December 2014By Joshua Rozenberg

The outgoing chair of the SRA board remains committed to full independence for the regulator.

Monidipa Fouzder

Let’s not kill all the lawyers

28 November 2014By

Lawyers must tackle stereotypes about the profession head on – and Malaysia’s lawyers show how.

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