Comment and opinion

John Hyde byline

Our courts are in profit, so when do we see the benefit?

21 July 2017By

The trouble with turning justice into a commodity is you raise customer expectations.

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Whitlam’s Law: Time to change outmoded drink-driving laws

21 July 2017By Amy Clowrey

Law must give prosecutors ability to catch those drink-driving on private land.

Michael Cross byline

Wills: digital v the real world

18 July 2017By

E-signatures have had formal legal status for 17 years but are still science fiction for many legal purposes.

Jonathan Goldsmith

New Brexit papers on the CJEU

17 July 2017By

Brexit negotiation positions offer stark contrasts in the role of lawyers in pending proceedings after UK withdrawal.

Working knowledge

17 July 2017

Our careers counsellors are drawn from right across the profession.

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Brexit's Irish diaspora

17 July 2017By Ken Murphy

A tsunami of UK solicitors has washed up in Ireland. But not in body.

Joshua Rozenberg

Trained to get at the truth

17 July 2017By Joshua Rozenberg

Moore-Bick’s Grenfell Tower Inquiry: why the bold decision would be to rule out prosections and why it won’t happen.

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When lawyers feel scared to do their job, mob rule edges closer

14 July 2017By

Threats against lawyers in the Charlie Gard case show the dangers we’re moving towards.

Amy Clowrey

Late-night courts will pile more pressure on stressed junior lawyers

13 July 2017By Amy Clowrey

Extended hours will mean even later nights for solicitors starting out in their career.

Monidipa Fouzder

Lammy review: making recommendations a reality

12 July 2017By

Proposals to rebuild trust in the criminal justice system require political will.

Jonathan Goldsmith

Child migrants and lawyers

10 July 2017By

Unaccompanied children applying for asylum in the EU need specific legal and other protections.

Roger Smith

SQE's steep learning curve

10 July 2017By Roger Smith

Technology must be embraced if the one-time ‘superexam’ is to be fit for purpose.

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Leader: High vis test

10 July 2017

Visible support signals to LGBT lawyers that they can be comfortable.

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Different strokes on costs

10 July 2017By

Lord Justice Jackson is showing welcome signs of flexibility on blanket measures to control costs.

Michael Cross

Google: antitrust policy needs to grow up

7 July 2017By

The web giant hasn't brought about the end of history, whatever the European Commission may think.

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Human rights defenders needed for transitional justice to succeed

7 July 2017By Rachel Rushby

Risks faced by human rights defenders in Colombia highlighted following assassinations.

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Brexit: getting down to the nitty-gritty

3 July 2017By

New EC position papers on police and judicial cooperation show the way - but so much that is complex is still to come.

Joshua Rozenberg

Up for the challenge

3 July 2017By Joshua Rozenberg

New lord chancellor has an impressive grasp of his brief.

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Change in an instant

3 July 2017

There is likely a huge adjustment coming for in-house lawyers

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Hands off the SFO

3 July 2017By Sarah Clarke QC

Abolishing the Serious Fraud Office is a terrible idea.

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