Commentary and opinion

Michael cross

If AI can beat Bach, don't write it off for lawyering

18 April 2019By

Too many artificial intelligence sceptics base their opinions on yesterday's systems.

Nazmin akthar

Time to tackle religious marriages

16 April 2019By Nazmin Akthar

Legislative proposal addresses the inequalities faced by Muslim women on marital breakdown.

christina blacklaws

SDT's civil standard shift will be put to proof

16 April 2019By Christina Blacklaws

Law Society will closely monitor impact of lowering the standard of proof in disciplinary proceedings.

Joshua Rozenberg

Post Office plays hardball with ironman judge

15 April 2019By Joshua Rozenberg

Sitting as a judge is not easy when the person you’re asked to judge is yourself.

Paul rogerson

Castle's in the air

15 April 2019By

Deloitte and its peers reckon they can transform legal services.


Blog: Mother in Law

12 April 2019By

Diary of a busy practitioner, juggling work and family somewhere in England. This week: looking after sick children.

Nimmisha aslam

Challenging Brunei’s draconian and cruel laws

11 April 2019By Nimmisha Aslam

There is a vital need for greater awareness of LGBTQ issues in Muslim communities.

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Women in criminal law

10 April 2019By Perveen Hill

Committee was launched to promote and support women in the profession, both defence and prosecution.

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Why we need to support lawyers in Turkey

10 April 2019By

International responses to the prosecution of 1,500 colleagues can have an effect.

Jonathan Goldsmith

Upsides to the sector’s major challenges

9 April 2019By

In the face of national disputation and meltdown, we must consider the positive sides of problems facing the profession.

Paul rogerson

Class of 2019

8 April 2019By

Traditionally the Cinderella of the diversity industry, perhaps social class figures are the next dataset to be disclosed by Big Law.

Rachel rothwell

More pieces needed to fit fixed costs jigsaw

8 April 2019By

Fixed recoverable costs extension is not the final puzzle piece in costs reform.

Manda banerji

Junior lawyers: Lessons from history

8 April 2019By Manda Banerji

How the route to qualifying as a solicitor has evolved.

Dana Denis-Smith

Gender pay gap – there is no excuse

5 April 2019By Dana Denis-Smith

Firms must pay people equally if they have equal value to the business.

John Hyde

Herbert will spook PI firms who've grown fat on success fees

4 April 2019By

Court of Appeal judgment will lead to a slew of similar claims, but firms can emerge from the aftermath.

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Knife crime sentencing in youth court

3 April 2019By Linda Logan

Magistrates must prioritise reducing reoffending and the welfare of the young person - punitive action is not necessarily the best approach.

Georgina squire

London as an international dispute hub

2 April 2019By Georgina Squire , Avneet Baryan

London courts are pre-eminent but in a competitive post-Brexit world there is no room for complacency.

Jonathan Goldsmith

Law Society must support freelance newcomers

2 April 2019By

Chancery Lane should be prepared to manage the integration of freelance solicitors and solicitors in unregulated businesses.

Joshua Rozenberg

Going to extremes in fight against terror

1 April 2019By Joshua Rozenberg

What role should the law play in combating 'extremism'?

Paul rogerson

Beating the benchmark

1 April 2019By

Small and medium-sized law firms’ revenue has increased across all regions and most types of work.

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