Opinion

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    Holiday claims stereotype holds water

    18 June 2018

    I read with interest the letter from Paul Smith (Gazette, 4 June) regarding holiday claims. It appears that, when he is not travelling on the Clapham omnibus, our ordinary man is on the Torremolinos flight, having saved for 12 months for his holiday. I am not sure that ...

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    Triple judicial pay to attract applications

    18 June 2018

    Eduardo Reyes’s article on the lack of diversity among the senior judiciary (‘On judicial diversity, there is little trickle-up effect’, lawgazette.co.uk, 7 June) was well observed. They need to triple the amount they pay High Court Judges and have a proper career ladder, rather than the old-school tie system in ...

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    SFO’s new broom

    18 June 2018

    Lisa Osofsky’s appointment as SFO director (Gazette, 4 June) is to be welcomed. Coming as she does from a different background to her predecessor, we should expect some changes in approach. US prosecutors tend to be more open about their policies and how they plan to implement them, for ...

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    Searching for clarity

    18 June 2018

    ‘Property Search VAT confusion set to continue’ (Gazette, 4 June) discussed the effect of the decision in Brabners LLP v The Commissioners for HMRC. It is important to note that this decision has created a peculiar situation, whereby HMRC allows conveyancers to invoice postal searches as disbursements, but requires ...

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    The truth about holiday claims

    4 June 2018

    An increase in holiday illness claims, notorious?

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    Keeping a civil tongue

    4 June 2018

    Suddenly being thrust into civil law, including family cases, is no joke.

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    Israel criticism

    4 June 2018

    A response to Stephen Sedley’s comments about his support for Labour not adopting in full the International Holocaust Alliance’s definition of antisemitism (21 May).

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    Unison sets standard

    4 June 2018

    The small claims limit increase should be no more than inflation.

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    Cold-calling must be banned

    21 May 2018

    Don’t fall for cold-callers if you’ve been injured in an accident.

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    Coping strategies

    21 May 2018

    The emotional nature of family law practice can take a toll on mental health.