Comment and opinion

Professor peter crisp

What law firms want from an exam

27 April 2017By Peter Crisp

The new ‘super exam’ is a necessary minimum rather than the fully fledged standard the market demands, says BPP dean Peter Crisp.


Globalisation - a serious gap in the law

24 April 2017By

Monsanto Tribunal is one manifestation of a growing gap between international human rights law and corporate accountability.


Beleaguered bench

24 April 2017By Peter Glover

As a judge I witnessed the complete breakdown of relations between executive and judiciary. How did we get here and what can be done?

Joshua rozenberg

Will Liz Truss be shuffled?

24 April 2017By Joshua Rozenberg

Under fire from the most senior judge, it is hard to see how the lord chancellor can survive.


Who speaks for justice?

24 April 2017

Rule of law is the bedrock of a functioning democracy

David barton

Bearing the burden of proof

24 April 2017By David Barton

The SRA should focus on sound evidence-gathering rather than lobby to lower the criminal standard.

Monidipa Fouzder

Cramp in court: solicitors limber up for London Marathon

21 April 2017By

For solicitors running on Sunday, long early-morning and evening runs were par for the 26.2 mile course.

Rachel rothwelluse

Why BTE can never provide all the answers

19 April 2017By

Legal cover is cheap - but poorer people are often left out.


EU agencies post-Brexit

18 April 2017By

Lawyers deal with over 40 EU agencies in the course of their client work.  What will they do post-Brexit?

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Justice failing the young

18 April 2017

For serious matters, young people are now more poorly served by the justice system than adults.

John hyde

Don't sneer at solicitors for not publishing prices

13 April 2017By

The SRA wants to know the price of everything - but the law is not a fruit ‘n’ veg stall down the market.


We will remain a people business

11 April 2017By

The ‘made-by-humans’ label will continue to be popular and necessary in the law, whatever artificial intelligence achieves.

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YouTube if you want to

10 April 2017

Taking a case to tribunal is the most effective way to resolve disputes

Robert bourns

Changing course on the SQE

10 April 2017By Robert Bourns

Encouraging people from diverse backgrounds to become solicitors has long been a priority for the Law Society.

Roger Smith

Passing the test on terror

10 April 2017By Roger Smith

Terrorism legislation creates great tension between security and human rights, but we got the balance right.

Max Walters

Hello? Yeah, I'm just appearing in court...

7 April 2017By

The phone call can wait - this is a courtroom after all.

Michael Cross

Family courts: reporting a greater truth

6 April 2017By

A slight loss of secrecy is needed to preserve the credibility of the system. New reporting guidelines should help.


New human rights register launched

3 April 2017By

In April 2015, the president of Belarus gave effect to a law which imposes fines and imprisonment for those who are unemployed.

Rachel rothwelluse

Should hospital receptionists owe a duty to patients?

3 April 2017By

Court of Appeal grapples with potentially far-reaching issue.

Joshua Rozenberg

Transfer window

3 April 2017By Joshua Rozenberg

Brexit should shift power from Brussels to Westminster – not Whitehall

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