Opinion

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    ​Time to resurrect Justice

    29 January 2018

    After the government reshuffled its ‘middle-ranking’ justice secretary, David Gauke should act now to restore the role of lord chancellor

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    End divorce marketing puff

    29 January 2018

    I am a card-carrying member of the Co-op. Nevertheless, I cannot be the only one taken aback by its claim over launching its ‘new online divorce service’ (news, 16 January).

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    Red-faced over new job offer

    29 January 2018

    Your recent articles and letters about notifying trainees of whether they will be offered a post with the firm after completing their training contract brings back a memory which, at the time, made me want the earth to swallow me up whole.

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    Price of ambition

    22 January 2018

    Trainee solicitors should not be penalised for looking for jobs elsewhere if their current firm waits until the last minute to offer them a position.

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    Overcharged clients

    22 January 2018

    Mark Carlisle defends the role of costs recovery firms.

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    Office politics

    22 January 2018

    The appointment of a lawyer lord chancellor is welcome, but we must not forget the fact that this high office was imperfectly abolished by Tony Blair, so that our colleague is entitled to wear the robes but has no office. Should this not revive the will of all lawyers (most ...

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    Victor’s justice

    22 January 2018

    On referring to the ‘Nuremberg principles’ under which 12 leading Nazis were sentenced to death, your reviewer (The Internationalists And Their Plan to Outlaw War) failed to mention one glaring weakness: these principles were only applied by judges from the winning side against defendants from the losing side. Not only ...

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    Worboys: searching questions

    15 January 2018

    For the Parole Board to have its vital independence of decision-making diluted would be bad news for our handling of offender rehabilitation.

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    Breaking point

    15 January 2018

    I am sure that John Greenwood (Gazette, 20 November) is by no means the only solicitor to have suffered at the hands of a disappointed opponent.

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    Stay lucky

    15 January 2018

    A dignitary interviewed on the radio the other day was asked what had been the most important factor in his life – the answer was luck. Looking back on a long legal career, I realise how vital this was.