Comment and opinion

Jonathan Goldsmith

Equifax, lawyers and a chatbot

19 September 2017By

Legal market needs to respond to consequences of artificial intelligence competition.

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Uncommon entrance

18 September 2017

Some of the older generation may have forgotten how green they were.

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Avoiding an arbitrary fix

18 September 2017By Mark Tawn

Cost-cutting must not curb the rights of wronged parties in clinical negligence cases.

Joshua Rozenberg

Clean code

18 September 2017By Joshua Rozenberg

How can we cut through a morass of sentencing law that dates back 650 years? Create a consolidation bill

Michael Cross byline

So farewell then, SJ

15 September 2017By

After 160 years, Solicitors Journal is to close. We shall miss a rival.

Jonathan Goldsmith

Assange, IBA and the rule of law

14 September 2017By

IBA conference shows double standards for applying the rule of law.

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A messy divorce

11 September 2017By Trevor Tayleur

Dispute resolution menu could prove a recipe for confusion post-Brexit.

David Lammy

Reality check on race bias

11 September 2017

Without political will Lammy’s proposals will not become reality

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Keep calm: it's only corporate finance

11 September 2017By

As portfolio deals become more popular, law firms backed by third-party funders will gain an edge over rivals.

Michael Cross byline

Red October anniversary should be nothing to celebrate

8 September 2017By

Contempt for the rule of law was built into the Bolshevik project from the beginning.

John Hyde byline

The entire clinical negligence sector is now in grave danger

7 September 2017By

The narrative is changing - fundamental change is now being considered and even supported.

Jonathan Goldsmith

A drastic report on privilege

4 September 2017By

Panama Papers report crosses sacrosanct boundaries - we should be seriously concerned.

Joshua Rozenberg

All in the family

4 September 2017By Joshua Rozenberg

Two major family cases in Lady Hale’s in-tray may form her legacy as president of the Supreme Court.

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Hours of need?

4 September 2017

HMCTS appears impervious to facts over flexible court hours.

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Making the transition

4 September 2017By Rachel Reese

Streamlining the gender recognition process would allow a seamless integration into society.

John Hyde byline

As MPs go back to class, Lidington must reveal his lesson plan

1 September 2017By

The justice secretary's inaction has avoided much scrutiny so far, but his to-do tray is stacking up.

Max Walters

'Lawyer' label can be a licence to con

31 August 2017By

Public need more protection from unqualified advisers.

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Fruit from a poisoned tree: unlawfully obtained evidence

30 August 2017By Anupreet Amole, Jane Colston

Courts of England and Wales are more flexible than many in admitting evidence obtained by computer hacking.

Jonathan Goldsmith

Will Watson change direction after Brexit?

29 August 2017By

The government says it wishes to retain as much as possible of EU mechanisms in data protection.

Monidipa Fouzder

Little love for a pro bono levy

25 August 2017By

It is time for less moaning and more plausible suggestions on how to ensure vulnerable people receive access to justice.

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