Opinion

  • Letters
    Opinion

    ​Courts not fit for purpose

    20 November 2017

    System is grinding to a halt.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    ​Blame game

    20 November 2017

    I suppose it rarely crosses the minds of property or commercial lawyers that they may create enmities sufficient to provoke violence. For criminal lawyers, there is the reassurance that they are on the side of those who might harbour and carry out violent acts.

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    Goodwill agreements: appealing in principle but unworkable in reality

    14 November 2017

    Government could face financial backlash if proposed principle is too binding in practice.

  • Letters
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    ​Flexible hours can’t always work

    13 November 2017

    Proposals to increase the diversity of the profession are sometimes incompatible with the day-to-day realities of legal practice

  • Letters
    Opinion

    ​Who speaks for me?

    13 November 2017

    Diversity is obviously commendable, but what about the working-class white male?

  • Letters
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    ​In good health

    13 November 2017

    Firms taking the lead with increasing mental health awareness.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    ​Closing time

    13 November 2017

    Eduardo Reyes makes a number of valid points in ‘How to close a law firm’.

  • Letters
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    ​Purple lifeboat holed

    6 November 2017

    The ‘real’ daily rate for a deputy district judge has effectively made the role an expensive hobby. If this continues standards will only fall

  • Letters
    Opinion

    ​Mediation misunderstood

    6 November 2017

    I read with interest John Hyde’s ‘The mediation dilemma’. I retired from private practice in April to focus on my mediation practice. I have seen mediation from two perspectives – that of the solicitor advising his client and then as mediator. I am not sure that some lawyers see the ...

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Arrest report

    6 November 2017

    The Home Office recently reported that the total number of arrests has fallen from 1.5 million in 2008 to 779,660 in 2017 (a total drop of 48%). In fairness to the police, it should be acknowledged that making an arrest is not a prerequisite for an offence to be properly ...