Comment and opinion

Michael Cross

Google is the wrong target

17 April 2015By

History suggests that anti-trust action is the wrong way to promote innovation in IT. 

Sandra Paul

Undoing Magna Carta

16 April 2015By Sandra Paul

New court fees leave decisions on the burden of proof at risk of being secondary to whether defendants can afford to plead not guilty.

Rachel rothwell

Change is afoot on the bench

14 April 2015By

Lawyers with no judicial experience given a route to the High Court – a controversial but bold move.

Jonathan Goldsmith

We are not policemen

13 April 2015By

The reporting obligations imposed on lawyers are inconsistent and confused.

Roger Smith

UK constitution and lawyers

13 April 2015By Roger Smith

Lawyers must help to engage the whole of the UK in a constitutional debate.

Lady Justice Hallett

Setting a bench mark

13 April 2015

An appropriately sophisticated approach to making the bench more representative of our society.

Tony Roe

Tipping point on ADR

13 April 2015By Tony Roe

Are you ready to advise clients about family law arbitration?

Paul rogerson

Co-op Legal reboots

9 April 2015By

Like its fellow pioneer QualitySolicitors, Co-op Legal is looking to a digital future after moving into the black.

Andrew Caplen

Keeping up the fight

8 April 2015By Andrew Caplen

The Law Society’s relentless lobbying over civil court fee rises and related justice issues has paid dividends. But following counsel’s advice a judicial review bid has been ruled out.

Eduardo Reyes

A Hague tribunal on the wrong track

8 April 2015By

Special tribunal for Lebanon has put journalists in the dock. And for what?

Jonathan Goldsmith

Law in the future

7 April 2015By

We can’t predict the exact nature of threats to legal services. So future plans should be of only the broadest variety.

Eduardo Reyes

The Charlie and Lola election campaign

2 April 2015By

Political parties seem to be burying legal issues in the run-up to this May’s poll.

Michael Cross

Human rights defenders should defend TTIP too

2 April 2015By

Free trade gives ruling elites a stake in the rule of law. 

Elly Proudlock

Competition and Markets Authority – one year on

1 April 2015By Elly Proudlock

What has 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.

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