Opinion

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    PI reform a done deal

    30 July 2018

    While some might see the MoJ response to the justice select committee on PI reform as a stay of execution, it only served to highlight the government’s single-minded approach.

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    ‘Safe keeping’ unsound

    23 July 2018

    As a long-retired solicitor I was approached recently by an old friend and client. He wanted to know what the words ‘safe keeping’ meant. I was intrigued and he explained.

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    Entry leveller

    23 July 2018

    I only passed three O-levels when I took them at 16 (in 1965).

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    Levy breaks

    23 July 2018

    The SRA has announced that the Compensation Fund levy for firms will be increased.

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    Under pressure

    23 July 2018

    When I enter my offices I see doors marked ‘COLP’, ‘COFA’, ‘MLRO’ and the recently added ‘DPO’.

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    Fairness and injured people

    9 July 2018

    The basis for PI reform is completely without merit, yet the government has been intransigent.

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    Easy does it in the modern office

    9 July 2018

    The other day, as I paid a visit to the old firm, a sepulchral calm appeared to have descended on the family department.

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    Revered leader

    9 July 2018

    ‘Slow to anger, swift to praise.’ The line from Tennyson came to mind on having learned of past-president Paul Marsh’s death.

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    We’re all colleagues

    9 July 2018

    When in practice, I occasionally received responses to letters from French avocats, who began their response with ‘Chere Maître’.

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    Price is right but what about quality?

    2 July 2018

    The Crown Commercial Service’s recently launched tendering process for legal services to the ‘wider public service’.