Comment and opinion

John hyde

Out to get lawyers?

8 December 2016By

The death of lawyers has been greatly exaggerated, but a concerted bid to sideline them from dispute resolution is real cause for alarm.

Karen jackson

Why do we still need legal awards for women?

6 December 2016By Karen Jackson

I was thrilled to be shortlisted for a major prize – but our route to the top should be based on ability, not gender.


E-lawyers: a French solution for the future

5 December 2016By

In France, European Lawyers Day will be met with another move to help the profession and clients cope with ‘Uberisation’.

Brexit eusigns

Shaping Brexit

5 December 2016

To discern the impact of leaving the EU, observe the decisions of clients.

Robert bourns

Solicitors standing up for justice

5 December 2016By Robert Bourns

Our justice system is verging on crisis. Solicitors must unite.

Joshua Rozenberg

A new jurisdiction

5 December 2016By Joshua Rozenberg

Common rules across civil, family and tribunals would herald the biggest shakeup of our justice system since 1873.

Hannah laming

Who audits the auditors?

2 December 2016By Hannah Laming, Nicholas Querée

As both regulators and private litigants sharpen their focus on corporate governance, the universe of criminal and civil risks for auditors is set to expand.

Michael Cross

How the Wizard got to Number 10

30 November 2016By

It’s 100 years since David Lloyd George became the first solicitor to rise to prime minister. By a well-timed palace coup.


IT and lawyers’ responsibilities

28 November 2016By

How can you stay ahead of a fast-moving, intimidatingly vast and complicated subject area?


Carry on complying

28 November 2016

Brexit is unlikely to entail a ‘quickie divorce’. Here’s why.

John gould russell cooke

How to choose a lawyer

28 November 2016By John Gould

Do we need a common system for monitoring client satisfaction?

External view of Land Registry HQ Croydon

Whitehall farce closes

28 November 2016

Solicitors pointed to the dangers of hiving off a natural monopoly.

Labour peer Lord Bach (Willy Bach)

Lord Bach: looking beyond just LASPO repeal

25 November 2016

Cross-party consensus around access to justice must be built - commission’s report is the start of that process.

Colombia caravana

Colombia Caravana’s enduring relevance

24 November 2016By Sue Willman

The work of the caravana is more important than ever to help lawyers withstand the global onslaught on civil liberties.

Rachel rothwell

Appeal court has listened to claimants on fixed costs

23 November 2016By

As claimant lawyers face long-feared PI reforms, two judgments come as positive news.


Tax and lawyers: confidentiality vs transparency

21 November 2016By

The European Commission regards lawyer-client confidentiality as unimportant: it is incumbent on the profession to defend it.

Joshua rozenberg

Truss and judges: power and responsibility

21 November 2016By Lord Bach

Liz Truss must address low morale among judges.


Whiplash backlash

21 November 2016

Solicitors must get up off the canvas to fight these PI reforms.

Smerdon cut

Making social justice work

21 November 2016By Matthew Smerdon

Justice First Fellows are already helping to ensure valuable social welfare work continues.

John hyde

Truss sounds death knell for claimant PI sector

17 November 2016By

Lord chancellor appears even keener than her predecessors to go after claimant lawyers.

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