News focus

  • Lord Burnett of Maldon

    News focus: Short-circuiting justice?

    10 December 2018

    International Forum on Online Courts slays myth of ‘idealised version’ of the justice system but not everyone agrees that ‘unique quality of digital’ can improve both fairness and efficiency

  • John Hyde byline

    News focus: Buying in to price transparency

    3 December 2018

    New rules on publishing price and service information kick in this week. Enforcement will be light-touch at first, but marketeers say law firms should exploit the opportunity to showcase their wares

  • Royal Courts of Justice

    News focus: Is the Royal Courts of Justice still fit for purpose?

    26 November 2018

    The Royal Courts of Justice is one of London’s iconic sights but its outdated facilities cost millions to maintain. More needs to be done to turn this Gothic showpiece into a legal hub for the modern age

  • Crisis management

    News focus: Buckling under the strain

    19 November 2018

    The plight of three solicitors banned by the High Court in a case that went to the heart of a ‘toxic and uncaring’ culture in one workplace has prompted calls for fitness to practise rules.

  • John Hyde byline

    News focus: 'Race to the bottom' on the high street?

    12 November 2018

    Further deregulation of the market opens the door to a race to bottom on client protection, claims the Law Society. And there is no evidence it will boost access to justice

  • michael war pic

    WW1: At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day

    5 November 2018

    To mark the centenary of the end of the first world war, we look back on how the profession reacted to the armistice and commemorated the 910 solicitors and clerks who died on active service.

  • Kent County Council

    News focus: Kent ABS goes for steady growth

    29 October 2018

    After a challenging start, new boss Guy Record aims for a ‘realistic’ and ‘measured’ approach at Kent County Council’s alternative business structure Invicta Law.

  • Cube building 3

    News focus: Higher ambitions

    22 October 2018

    Under pressure over the quality of advocacy and facing an uncertain future as courts embrace technology, the SAHCA’s annual conference still heard reasons for cautious optimism.

  • Land Registry HQ Croydon

    News focus: Land Registry's charter for reform

    15 October 2018

    Registry says it is putting customers first as it unveils initiatives to explore how ‘innovative use of technology could revolutionise the land registration and property buy-sell process’

  • gauke

    News focus: Tories give little away on justice

    8 October 2018

    Ministers offered lawyers few crumbs of comfort at the Conservative Party conference, reiterating the government’s £1.6bn legal aid pledge.