The latest features, comment and analysis from the Gazette

Conservative manifesto

Time for the tanks to get off the SFO’s lawn

23 June 2017By Sarah Clarke QC

Changes needed at SFO, but continual attacks betray confidence in regulatory body.

David lidington

Europhile in at Petty France

19 June 2017By

David Lidington claims to care passionately about access to justice, but his voting record is open to question.


Climate change on corporate behaviour

19 June 2017By Katherine Tyler

Demands for a new corporate offence of failing to prevent human rights abuses are becoming mainstream.

Andrew newbury

Post-separation accrual

19 June 2017By Andrew Newbury

Valuations for potential future accrual are becoming more complex.

General motors

The ethical dimension

19 June 2017By Professor Richard Moorhead, Professor Steven Vaughan

Can in-house lawyers be a moral compass for the organisations which employ them, or should general counsel ‘have the back’ of the CEO and the board?

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Neil buckley

Keeping the family silver

19 June 2017

Does the LSB believe in a free market or a market engineered by a state actor?


Tired of figuring it out

12 June 2017

The new bill will be just another headache for lawyers to deal with


Knowing when to stop

5 June 2017

Professional indemnity insurance reforms have been a success. But do we need more?

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Rachel rothwelluse

Budgeting: do we now have all the answers?

23 June 2017By

Ruling in Harrison provides some welcome certainty - but only some.


Global challenges in Brexit times

19 June 2017By

The same urgent topics are preoccupying major bars and law societies across the world.

Monidipa Fouzder

Pro bono support when tragedy strikes

19 June 2017By

Solicitors' response to devastating events has shown community spirit at its best.

Robert bourns

UK must not self-harm

19 June 2017By Robert Bourns

The Law Society is ready to play its part in securing the best possible Brexit deal.

All Comment and opinion


How to: Take a sabbatical

12 June 2017By

A solicitor can return from a sabbatical refreshed and brimming with ideas. The experience can leave a lasting imprint on a law firm’s culture too.

Act for SMEs

Act for SMEs

15 May 2017By Marialuisa Taddia

Law firms must be innovative with charging structures to exploit rising demand from 5.5 million SMEs.


Make agile working work

8 May 2017By

Professionals are demanding flexible working – and legal employers which have responded claim excellent results

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Trucker appeals jail sentence for causing death by dangerous driving

2 June 2017

32-month prison sentence appealed: Joseph Smith was jailed in February for causing death by dangerous driving.