Opinion

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Too few judges

    23 October 2017

    It is a strange little world, that of the deputy district judge, particularly those retired who come back and sit a few times a month.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Quality controllers

    16 October 2017

    If legal services are to expand further by deregulation, lawyers must help educate the public on how to steer clear of cowboy practitioners

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Why is my son paid a pittance?

    16 October 2017

    Gone are the days when the social worker envied the solicitor (all that kudos, all that pay!). How the tables have turned in family and criminal law.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    ​Home improvement

    9 October 2017

    Property developers attempting to maximise the value of their reversion portfolios is one of the main problems with the leasehold system

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    ​Society governance latest

    9 October 2017

    The review of Law Society governance is now resulting in change being implemented, with more being considered.

  • Opinion

    ​Health check

    9 October 2017

    ‘Removing the stigma attached to mental health problems is vital’, the Gazette reported last week (2 October).

  • Opinion

    ​Barrier grief

    9 October 2017

    ‘Wild West Law’ seems like a good name for a thrusting firm of media lawyers (‘Chancery Lane slams “Wild West” regulation’, 2 October)

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Sad indictment of judiciary

    2 October 2017

    Clare Moulder’s elevation to the High Court bench is not a ‘significant’  cause for celebration in the context of boosting diversity.

  • Opinion

    Flawed petition

    2 October 2017

    The new-style divorce petition uses clearer language to explain how it should be completed, hopefully making life easier for the litigant in person, and court staff. However, in respect of a petition based on adultery, the new petition may cause greater confusion, complication and cost.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Taxing times

    2 October 2017

    I have before me a letter dated 18 September 1967 from a long-deceased client to my long-deceased partner John Mossop.