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  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Honesty, the best policy

    18 May 2020

    A profession is a disciplined group of people who adhere rigorously to codes of ethics. The question is, how rigorously?

  • Paul rogerson
    News

    Testing, testing

    11 May 2020

    Has the UK’s fifth-biggest accountancy firm already identified a partial route back into the office?

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Disappearing High Street

    4 May 2020

    When the EU referendum was held in June 2016, the Civil Service employed fewer people than at any time since the second world war – rather unhappily, given the result.

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Shutter island

    27 April 2020

    Tory MP Tom Tugendhat, son of the judge, rather unexpectedly quoted Lenin last week in a Mail article berating lawyers for aiding money launderers.

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Pleading your case

    20 April 2020

    A significant number of lawyers, particularly those serving people most in need, are at risk of not being able to continue in practice because of the Covid-19 crisis. Paul Rogerson Not my words, but those of Tony Blair’s former lord chancellor Charlie Falconer, recently restored ...

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Tough conversations

    6 April 2020

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak is having a better Covid-19 crisis than the prime minister. This is something of a turn-up, given that the Westminster commentariat had Sunak down as a Boris Johnson cipher following Sajid Javid’s noisy departure from number 11. OddsChecker tells me the 39-year-old is as short as 5/2 ...

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Out of the knacker’s yard?

    30 March 2020

    Remote and agile working is certainly one for the medium-term. I speak from experience.

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    London first

    16 March 2020

    Capital’s pole position in cross-border dispute resolution will take some shifting. 

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Market contagion

    9 March 2020

    Coronavirus is here. But UK government action plan unveiled a week ago had little detail to impart about business continuity in law.

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Not rocket science

    2 March 2020

    In forensic science, as in so much else justice-related, the UK’s position of global pre-eminence has been compromised by funding cuts and falling standards.

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Expensive trainers

    24 February 2020

    Aspiring solicitors who amass debts to enter the profession are surely entitled to information that would enable them to make an informed choice of training provider. 

  • Opinion

    Bread and the circus

    17 February 2020

    We are seeing a subtle form of brazen disrespect towards in-lawyers – and it centres around fees.

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Prisoner of conscience

    10 February 2020

    Author Chris Atkins’ harrowing account of nine months in prison is required reading for anybody concerned with what entitles a society to call itself civilised.

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Elephants in the room

    3 February 2020

    Huge numbers of poorer people who are eligible for legal aid just aren’t aware.

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Law plus lifestyle

    27 January 2020

    Employers know offering more money and the chance to move up does not cut it any more - at least not on its own.

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Independent variable

    20 January 2020

    What if, by some devolutionary concession, Scotland opts out of Supreme Court jurisdiction? 

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    There may be trouble ahead

    13 January 2020

    Is it realistic to expect Johnson’s administration suddenly to embrace pluralism and consensus on the back of December’s emphatic election victory? 

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Workforce in progress

    9 December 2019

    The number of legal professionals soared by 145% in the quarter century from 1993 to 2017.

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Cyber war

    2 December 2019

    Many startups style themselves as ‘disrupters’, but I suspect the new College of Legal Practice is not exaggerating.

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Careless whispers

    25 November 2019

    Are solicitors in danger of being lumbered with another costly solution in search of a problem?