Opinion

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Over-packaged LPAs

    23 April 2018

    I read with interest Philip Evans’ 16 April letter (‘A better way for an LPA’). He suggested a single-page certificate similar to a grant of probate as proof of a lasting power of attorney, to avoid the lengthy work involved in certifying current powers.

  • Letters
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    Windrush compensation

    23 April 2018

    The targeting and detaining of undocumented Caribbean migrants who (it must be not be forgotten) were invited to work in the UK, and have been living, working, raising families, paying taxes and collecting pensions since the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush in 1948, is grossly unconscionable, divisive and utterly disgraceful.

  • Sherma Polidore
    Opinion

    Family courts can deter people threatened with being outed

    19 April 2018

    Following celebrity revelations of HIV status, a solicitor relates her experience of representing a client who successfully applied for a non-molestation order.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Jackson reform conundrum

    16 April 2018

    Much heartache could have been avoided in the reform of civil justice had more notice been taken of our experience of everyday logjams.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    A better way for an LPA

    16 April 2018

    A propsal for changes to the LPA rules.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    No charter for burglars

    16 April 2018

    One Gazette reader says 'it is impossible to improve upon the long-established application of the law of self-defence.'

  • Letters
    Opinion

    A house of horrors

    16 April 2018

    No one is happy with the residential conveyancing system.

  • Joshua Rozenberg
    Opinion

    For better or worse

    9 April 2018

    It is not for the courts to make policy on widows’ benefits.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Be careful what you wish for

    9 April 2018

    If we are to avoid open season on its decisions, the Parole Board must survive Worboys with the crucial test of safety for release intact.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Understanding inquiries

    9 April 2018

    Charlotte Phillips reflects on reasons for a rise in public inquiries.