Opinion

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    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
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    Reforming wills: better late than never

    20 August 2018

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

  • Letters
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    The late Andrew Hopper QC

    6 August 2018

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

  • Letters
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    Court chaos reigns

    6 August 2018

    I am compelled to write in respect of the state of the courts.

  • Letters
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    Hill to climb at CPS

    6 August 2018

    Max Hill QC brings immense experience to one of the most unenviable jobs in law.

  • John Hyde
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    Spare a thought for lawyers busy as ever in August

    2 August 2018

    Some will disappear for weeks on end, but the days of the long vacation are gone.

  • Letters
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    Full disclosure

    30 July 2018

    I am conscious that the profession will be asking what steps the Law Society Criminal Law Committee has taken in relation to the current unused material debacle.

  • Letters
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    How to blunt knife crime

    30 July 2018

    The latest ONS Crime in England and Wales bulletin shows an alarming increase in knife crime.

  • Letters
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    Inquest injustice

    30 July 2018

    It is positive that the government is reviewing the availability of legal aid to ensure bereaved families can fully participate in their loved one’s inquest.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    PI reform a done deal

    30 July 2018

    While some might see the MoJ response to the justice select committee on PI reform as a stay of execution, it only served to highlight the government’s single-minded approach.