Opinion

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    Righting wrongs

    27 November 2017

    Your 12 November article on bullying in the courtroom is a timely reminder of certain practices that have absolutely no place in our judicial system. But may I raise just one note of caution.

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    It’s a dog’s life

    27 November 2017

    There seems to be an increasing trend to take your pooch to the office. Indeed, one firm boasts as many as three office dogs on its website.

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    No complaints

    27 November 2017

    With regard to the SRA register of disciplinary sanctions, perhaps the regulator would also open a register of all our (very justified) criticisms of its operation.

  • Letters
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    A private function

    20 November 2017

    To deny the seriously injured the right to choose private treatment would grossly undermine the most important aim of compensation

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    ​Courts not fit for purpose

    20 November 2017

    System is grinding to a halt.

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    ​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.

  • Monidipa Fouzder
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    A judge should have the final say over a child's fate

    19 November 2017

    Should the worst happen to me, I would rather a judge, than my mum, decide what is in my best interests.

  • James ward hi res
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    Wet signatures protect against fraud and abuse

    15 November 2017

    Let’s make lasting powers of attorney easier - but we must be mindful of the risks involved.

  • 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

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    ​Who speaks for me?

    13 November 2017

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