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  • 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?

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Can lawyers save the world?

    18 November 2019

    Lawyers worldwide are involved in litigation to bring man-made climate change within the realm of justiciable activities.

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    A ‘cull’ and a coup for KPMG

    11 November 2019

    Big Four outfit plans to ‘cull’ one in 10 partners to save money.

  • Eduardo-Reyes-2019
    Opinion

    Picturing justice

    4 November 2019

    If a cartoon character informs people their problem has a legal solution, then The Belonging Project’s initiative has been a good use of pro bono time.

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Mind the gap

    28 October 2019

    Paul Rogerson Just like politicians, ambitious City bureaucrats are not shy of making headline-grabbing speeches when plum jobs come up. So it was last week, when two of their number floated reforms that could have far-reaching repercussions for lawyers. First up, the Bank of England’s ...

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Death and taxes

    21 October 2019

    Media coverage of MoJ’s decision to scrap changes to probate fees was predictably jubilant. 

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Class actions

    14 October 2019

    Profession again dominates league table of 75 employers doing the most to improve social mobility.

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Time, gentlemen, please

    7 October 2019

    How long will routine social drinking with colleagues and clients continue?

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Window of opportunity

    30 September 2019

    Not so long ago, we’d surely have considered it eccentric seriously to question the separation of powers.

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Not cricket

    23 September 2019

    Much of the commentary surrounding the Sun’s story on sporting hero Ben Stokes’ family tragedy is ill-directed. 

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Rebellious Scots to crush

    16 September 2019

    All hell broke loose when it was suggested Scottish judges might be politically biased.