Opinion

  • Opinion

    Flawed petition

    2 October 2017

    The new-style divorce petition uses clearer language to explain how it should be completed, hopefully making life easier for the litigant in person, and court staff. However, in respect of a petition based on adultery, the new petition may cause greater confusion, complication and cost.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Taxing times

    2 October 2017

    I have before me a letter dated 18 September 1967 from a long-deceased client to my long-deceased partner John Mossop.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    A gilded age for lawyers?

    2 October 2017

    There is a growing tendency for the current generation of lawyers to cast a somewhat jaundiced eye on those of us of an earlier time. They may well have a point. The past is indeed a different country; we did things very differently there.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Signing off on LPA abuse

    2 October 2017

    I was concerned to read about suggestions from the Financial Conduct Authority on removing the requirement for a physical signature on a lasting power of attorney.

  • Wayne Rooney
    Opinion

    Time to go?

    25 September 2017

    Knowing when to call it a day is difficult. But work – however rewarding – is a prelude to all the possibilities available in retirement.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    We know how to behave

    18 September 2017

    Regulator’s guidance to solicitors on how to communicate properly is otiose since most professionals know how to conduct themselves.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    End this blame game

    18 September 2017

    No-fault divorce should not devalue divorces with blame.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Getting down to business

    18 September 2017

    How can conveyancers continue with rambling opening letters?

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Banks floored

    18 September 2017

    Court ruling may change landscape for Spanish mortgages.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Fees abuse

    18 September 2017

    Ensure survival of the fee remission system