Comment and opinion

Jonathan Goldsmith

A new EU term begins

20 October 2014By

After the protracted handover of European commissions, there is much to keep lawyers occupied.

Adam Sampson

Volunteering for regulation

20 October 2014By Adam Sampson

Should we open our doors to unregulated providers via a voluntary scheme?

Joshua Rozenberg

Sitting in judgement

20 October 2014By Joshua Rozenberg

The chairman of new press regulator Ipso will be rated on his ability to determine the public interest.

Mark Castle

Giving victims a fair hearing

20 October 2014

The Rotherham grooming scandal bolsters the case for more witness support, says Mark Castle.

Old Bailey

Is the ‘rule of law’ oversold?

20 October 2014

Are we not wrong to conflate compliance with high ethical standards?

Sue Bramall

The will to compete

17 October 2014By Sue Bramall

Lawyers’ anger over accountants moving into probate work must be countered by a desire to fight the competition.


Grayling doesn’t need to be a lawyer

17 October 2014By

Whether or not he has the right credentials, Grayling’s education shouldn’t preclude him from lord chancellor role.

Monidipa Fouzder

Media lose marbles over Amal

15 October 2014By

Barrister Amal Alamuddin continues to make the wrong sort of headlines. 

Rachel rothwell

RTA claims: what’s going on

14 October 2014By

A rise in traffic accident damages may disguise a worrying trend in settlements.

Jonathan Goldsmith

Shakespeare and lawyers

13 October 2014By

We should stop obsessing over one of the playwright’s most famous lines. It was just a joke.

Michael Cross

Wet signature's long goodbye

13 October 2014Updated: 16 October 2014By

The government takes a modest step towards electronic identity verification. 

Roger Smith

Lawyers lead from the front

13 October 2014By Roger Smith

Lawyers can spearhead a serious debate about the future of our constitution.


Americans on the march

13 October 2014

M&A tables give our largest firms cause to reflect on their position in the global market.

Edmund Smyth

Confidentiality and sex cases

13 October 2014By Edmund Smyth

Why suspects as well as complainants should remain anonymous.

David Pickup

Leave us alone

10 October 2014By David Pickup

Large organisations can often be difficult to communicate with.


​Where the UK ranks with Azerbaijan

9 October 2014By

The two countries have the lowest proportion of female judges in Europe.  


Lib Dems go to their graves full of regret

8 October 2014By

A time in government presented a chance for a Liberal agenda at the MoJ – that chance has been wasted.

Jonathan Goldsmith

British rights are best, OK

6 October 2014By

Is there a difference between a British bill of rights and a bill of British rights – other than the change in place of the word ‘British’?

Joshua Rozenberg

Lost prerogative

6 October 2014By Joshua Rozenberg

UK military adventures should not require advance approval from MPs.


In place of strife

6 October 2014By Nicholas Cheffings

Adoption of new protocols could end many property disputes.

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