Commentary and opinion

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In praise of takedown artists


Burford battle shows the market can be the best regulator.

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Time to stop looking at exam results


A Level, or even GCSE results, shouldn’t be the first filter applied to candidates wanting to enter the legal profession.

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Myanmar: reasons for optimism

2019-08-20T10:59:00+01:00By Stephen McNamara

Lawyers are fighting for the rule of law despite a climate of corruption and fear.

Tony roe

Wellbeing? Well done

2019-08-19T10:23:00+01:00By Tony Roe

Judge should be praised for his memo on work-life balance in the Central Family Court.


Blog: Mother in Law


Diary of a busy practitioner, juggling work and family somewhere in England. This week: getting old.


Clinical negligence: a no win, no fee success story

2019-08-15T11:25:00+01:00By Anthony Barton

If the government is serious about saving NHS money it should look at how it pays its own lawyers.


Reconsidering legal sector KPIs

2019-08-14T11:41:00+01:00By Peter Noyce

Old performance-management habits die hard in law firms.

City tech

SRA should keep its nose out of the lawtech trough


Access to justice is a worthy ambition, but innovation is best left to innovators not regulators.

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Scoot! We need to regulate pavement pests


Personal light electric vehicles are here to stay. They should be brought within the law.

Chun Wong

100 years for women, 40 years for me

2019-08-08T09:45:00+01:00By Chun Wong

2019 marks 100 years for women in law; the milestone inspires me to reflect on my own story.

Uganda judgments of Supreme Court

Legal information fills bellies as well as minds


Free online access to case law and other legal resources is a sound investment for African jurisdictions.

Joshua Rozenberg

All change at the top

5 August 2019By Joshua Rozenberg

Petty France and the Supreme Court welcome a wave of new recruits.


What if the super-exam applied to doctors?

5 August 2019By Gregory Smith

Risks associated with lowering the bar both in terms of assessment and experience required to qualify would cause uproar.

Paul rogerson

Who’s paying?

5 August 2019By

Most, but not all, of the Square Mile heavyweights are now accredited by the Living Wage Foundation.


Blog: Mother in Law


Diary of a busy practitioner, juggling work and family somewhere in England. This week: manners.

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The challenge of generational diversity

2019-08-01T11:28:00+01:00By David Laud

Understanding all generations working at a firm can assist in leading, growing and managing succession.

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Open justice isn’t only for deserving cases


This week's Supreme Court judgment in Cape has been hailed as a breakthrough in transparency. Don’t be so sure.


GCs have to take mediation more seriously

2019-07-29T15:31:00+01:00By Geeta Thakerar

50 countries sign Singapore Convention.

Jonathan Goldsmith

A bad time to review regulation

29 July 2019By

We must promote the strengths other countries have seen in our legal professions before confronting those abroad with something unfamiliar.

Paul rogerson

Revolving door

29 July 2019By

Average tenure for lord chancellors at Petty France is brief, but this wasn’t always the case.

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