Comment and opinion


Conservatives: Gove silent on human rights

6 October 2015By

Lord chancellor’s party conference speech made no mention of a bill of rights – but watch this space. 

Joshua Rozenberg

Statute limitations

5 October 2015By Joshua Rozenberg

Has a cull of senior parliamentary counsel bequeathed poorly drafted legislation?

David Green

Economic crime scene

5 October 2015

Is it too simplistic to infer that we are back to business as usual in the City?


Support us or make way

5 October 2015By Jo Shaw

The founder of the Feminist Lawyers’ Society sets out its goals.

Jonathan Goldsmith

IBA 2015 – key talking points

5 October 2015Updated: 5 October 2015By

The independence of lawyers, money laundering and the refugee crisis are among the topics up for debate at this year’s conference.

Emma dixon

Flexible working and the bar

2 October 2015By Emma Dixon

There has been progress but attitudes need to change if the bar is to attract the best talent.


VW ‘scandal-chasers’ will get results

29 September 2015By

Some of our biggest firms are exploiting the Volkswagen crisis. And why not?

Jonathan Goldsmith

Online platforms – lawyers act now!

28 September 2015By

Uber has grabbed the headlines but unregulated online services could threaten the legal landscape as we know it.

Jonathan Goldsmith

Navigating first appearances in CJEU courts

28 September 2015By

Practical guidance is now available on how best to navigate the courts of the CJEU.

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In defence of litigation funding

28 September 2015By Leslie Perrin

US Chamber of Commerce is out of order in seeking to suppress litigation funding.


Limited scope for growth

28 September 2015

Given the high risks and low rewards unbundling seems to offer, the LSB should not be surprised if many firms proceed with caution.

David Pickup

As easy as falling off a ladder…

25 September 2015

Fewer people in the profession seem willing to climb career ladders.

Rachel rothwell

Unbundling is not the answer

23 September 2015By

The LSB is pushing firms to offer a half-service, but is this a good idea?


IPCC reform: the challenges

23 September 2015By Daniel Machover

The public need to be involved in reform of the police watchdog. Otherwise improved accountability will not be achieved.

Jonathan Goldsmith

A new international trade court

21 September 2015By

It is incumbent on lawyers to help shape a replacement for the much-criticised investor-to-state dispute settlement mechanism.

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Wales: devolution solution

21 September 2015By Lord Justice Lloyd Jones, Nicholas Paines QC

We want your help to make the law in Wales more accessible to everyone.

Joshua Rozenberg

Repairing Grayling’s damage

21 September 2015By Joshua Rozenberg

Michael Gove has ditched his predecessor’s more indefensible policies – but there is more he could do.

Bianca jagger

CPD regime change

21 September 2015

A large minority of solicitors have yet to focus on what is needed.

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Losing faith in the courts service

21 September 2015By Keith Conway

Our county courts are not fit for purpose. Solicitors need to speak up.

Monidipa Fouzder

Loneliness of the in-house solicitor

18 September 2015By

Solicitors are still trying to shake off the ‘second cousin’ perception.

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