Opinion

  • James ward hi res
    Opinion

    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
    Opinion

    ​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
    Opinion

    ​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’.

  • Helena Milner-Smith
    Opinion

    National pro bono week: defending our children

    8 November 2017

    Pro bono support for child defence can help start them on a new journey.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    ​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 ...

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Rethink Part II

    6 November 2017

    I have recently been invited to comment on whether the standard of proof needed to strike a solicitor off the roll should be changed.