Comment and opinion

John Hyde byline

Keen cooks up a half-baked plan for PI reforms

16 January 2018By

Minister’s skeleton argument leaves more questions than answers.

Jonathan Goldsmith

Pre-Brexit notices - lawyers beware

16 January 2018By

What effect do three recent notices in a series from the European Commission have on lawyers?

Jo Edwards

Dispelling the D-Day myth

15 January 2018By Jo Edwards

Media hype around Divorce Day does not reflect well on solicitors.

David Gauke

Less is More for the MoJ

15 January 2018

This critical cabinet post has been downgraded.

Rachel Rothwell

Does Arkin cap no longer fit?

15 January 2018By

Bailey could spell the end of a bountiful benefit enjoyed by funders since 2005.

John Hyde byline

Junior lawyer deserved compassion, but we can never get comfortable with dishonesty

11 January 2018By

The profession must be careful about accepting different degrees of dishonesty.

Jonathan Goldsmith

Panama papers: we need to talk about professional secrecy

8 January 2018By

European parliament recommendations reek with suspicion of our industry.

Joshua Rozenberg

Inertia on inquests

8 January 2018By Joshua Rozenberg

Councils appoint coroners but can’t sack them – is it time for a national service?

City of London

Mutual differences

8 January 2018

Excluding financial services from a trade deal would be a disaster.

Christina blacklaws

Have your say on equality

8 January 2018By Christina Blacklaws

My women in leadership programme can help bridge our profession’s yawning gender gap.

Mark Carlisle,

Why we must root out client overcharging

5 January 2018By Mark Carlisle

PI solicitors who simply ignore the contractual terms and deduct 25% of damages come what may must be brought to account.

Eduardo Reyes coutout

Time to celebrate law's top earners

4 January 2018By

Law firm profits are earned not hustled - let’s celebrate that.

Skvortsova anja

Gender diversity hiring – How to make it work

3 January 2018By Anja Skvortsova

Women shouldn’t be expected to change their communication style in job interviews in order to convince you of their value, argues Anja Skvortsova.

Jonathan Goldsmith

Uber judgment and legal services

2 January 2018By

Uber ruling means that electronically provided legal services will also remain a national regulatory competence.

Max Walters

Softly softly approach to tribunal fee refunds

21 December 2017By

Scheme is not as rigorous as ministers make out.

Geary alison

How UK may be forced out of Europol

21 December 2017By Alison Geary, Leila Gaafar

The UK uses the EU's law enforcement agency more than any other member state.

Eduardo Reyes

End of the road for Yugoslav war crimes court

21 December 2017By

Indictees who died were the only ones to evade The Hague tribunal.

martin littler

Fraud – ‘the F word’

20 December 2017By Martin Littler

The need for plain defences.


Brexit: what’s left to negotiate

19 December 2017By

Principle issues for practice rights are becoming clearer.

Michael Cross

When the Gothas hit Chancery lane

18 December 2017By

100 years ago this week, legal London was on the front line of a world war.

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