Commentary and opinion

H33XE3 (RM)

Embarrassing? Maybe - but Slater and Gordon has to move on


Pursuing a case against Watchstone was a costly and risky attempt to right any wrongs of the past.

Simon Davis IBA

Lawtech regulation must not stifle innovation

2019-10-21T09:22:00+01:00By Simon Davis

Striking the balance between protecting legal service consumers and encouraging modernisation will mean a bright future for the profession.

Joshua Rozenberg

PM’s justice agenda is long on aspiration

21 October 2019By Joshua Rozenberg

Many of the government’s proposals are not bills.

Paul rogerson

Death and taxes

21 October 2019By

Media coverage of MoJ’s decision to scrap changes to probate fees was predictably jubilant.


Legal aid ‘safety net’ is still failing to deliver

2019-10-18T10:16:00+01:00By Emma Marshall

Six years on, the Exceptional Case Funding scheme remains under-used.


Booze, reputational damage and business development

2019-10-17T15:26:00+01:00By Paul Bennett

It is a firm's responsibility to set the standards of acceptable behaviour at events it organises.

Scott Halliday

Laws relating to trans community demand reform

2019-10-17T10:39:00+01:00By Scott Halliday, Bridget Garrood

Children of parents with a trans history should have the right for their birth certificates to match their parents' legally recognised gender.


CJEU tries to control the tech giants


EU’s struggle to regulate the likes of Google and Facebook continues.

amy clowrey

Tackle bullying and harassment from the top

14 October 2019By Amy Clowrey

Senior lawyers must take the lead in combating bullying and harassment in the profession.


Strength in numbers for collective redress

14 October 2019By

Big group actions could prove a lucrative new area for claimant lawyers and funders.

Paul rogerson

Class actions

14 October 2019By

Profession again dominates league table of 75 employers doing the most to improve social mobility.

Women in Law-112

One doesn’t have to iron the pillowcases

2019-10-11T10:08:00+01:00By Suzanne Gill

Women having it all does not mean women doing it all.


Blog: Mother in Law


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

Monidipa Fouzder 2018

Firms should big up their black lawyers


Much progress has been made to promote women in the law. The same must be done for BAME people.

Elizabeth rimmer 2 landscape

We need to work together to foster wellbeing in the law

2019-10-10T09:35:00+01:00By Elizabeth Rimmer

Lawyers are amongst the most stressed people in the workforce. Those entering the profession want to know how firms support work/life balance.


Business as usual in hard-nosed Hong Kong?


Strife-hit region promotes itself as an island of the rule of law despite mounting scepticism.

Jonathan Goldsmith

Lessons on legal tech from the US


US reports reiterate that solicitors are under a duty to keep up with the pace of change brought by AI.

Joshua Rozenberg

Using case data to improve decision-making

7 October 2019By Joshua Rozenberg

Court digitisation offers welcome opportunity to exploit case data.

Paul rogerson

Time, gentlemen, please

7 October 2019By

How long will routine social drinking with colleagues and clients continue?


Blog: Mother in Law


Lawyers for Nature and Extinction Rebellion UK are inviting the profession to march with them to get climate change to the heart of the legal agenda.

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