Opinion

  • Sailesh Mehta
    Opinion

    Could the US child separation horrors be repeated in the UK?

    21 September 2018

    The detention of immigrants’ children has become presidential policy. Is the UK immune or could it soon follow the US?

  • Letters
    Opinion

    When the accused are also victims

    17 September 2018

    What has played out in recent weeks in the ’Roxy v Ryan punch that wasn’t’ bears a resemblance to what our courts face on a daily basis when criminal allegations are made.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Timely clarity on litigation privilege

    17 September 2018

    The Court of Appeal’s judgment in SFO v ENRC has been strongly welcomed by our major corporate clients.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    ‘No-strings’ remedy

    17 September 2018

    Why should an umarried couple be awarded all of the benefits and protection that comes with being married?

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Shortage of trust

    17 September 2018

    I am currently confronted by what appears to be an intractable problem regarding the creation of a trustee bank account.

  • Caroline Lucas
    Opinion

    Common law marriage myth

    3 September 2018

    Since the early 1970s the number of people getting married has steadily fallen while the number of cohabiting couples has increased. In 2016 there were 3.3m cohabiting couples.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Parole Board independence reaffirmed

    3 September 2018

    I have previously identified the unqualified necessity for the independence of action and decision-making of the Parole Board to remain intact in the wake of the furore over the John Worboys case.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Fair trial fight

    3 September 2018

    We welcome the High Court’s ruling striking down the lord chancellor’s scheme to cut criminal legal aid for some of the most complicated and difficult Crown court cases.

  • Max Walters 2018
    Opinion

    Reforming wills: better late than never

    20 August 2018

    Landmark judgment reinforced argument for updating laws that date from the Victorian era.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    The late Andrew Hopper QC

    6 August 2018

    Andrew was a resolute, resourceful, committed and highly respected defender of solicitors facing disciplinary action.