Opinion

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Shortage of trust

    17 September 2018

    I am currently confronted by what appears to be an intractable problem regarding the creation of a trustee bank account.

  • Caroline Lucas
    Opinion

    Common law marriage myth

    3 September 2018

    Since the early 1970s the number of people getting married has steadily fallen while the number of cohabiting couples has increased. In 2016 there were 3.3m cohabiting couples.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Parole Board independence reaffirmed

    3 September 2018

    I have previously identified the unqualified necessity for the independence of action and decision-making of the Parole Board to remain intact in the wake of the furore over the John Worboys case.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Fair trial fight

    3 September 2018

    We welcome the High Court’s ruling striking down the lord chancellor’s scheme to cut criminal legal aid for some of the most complicated and difficult Crown court cases.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    The late Andrew Hopper QC

    6 August 2018

    Andrew was a resolute, resourceful, committed and highly respected defender of solicitors facing disciplinary action.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Court chaos reigns

    6 August 2018

    I am compelled to write in respect of the state of the courts.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Hill to climb at CPS

    6 August 2018

    Max Hill QC brings immense experience to one of the most unenviable jobs in law.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Full disclosure

    30 July 2018

    I am conscious that the profession will be asking what steps the Law Society Criminal Law Committee has taken in relation to the current unused material debacle.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    How to blunt knife crime

    30 July 2018

    The latest ONS Crime in England and Wales bulletin shows an alarming increase in knife crime.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Inquest injustice

    30 July 2018

    It is positive that the government is reviewing the availability of legal aid to ensure bereaved families can fully participate in their loved one’s inquest.