25 October 2021
We know how little our government thinks of legal services. Our current lord chancellor is the eighth occupant of the post since the Conservatives formed the government in 2010.
Being a Council member is like being a passenger on a crowded ocean liner: either yelling to point out the beautiful island, or the icebergs which loom ahead.
18 October 2021
There is still uncertainty over the responsibilities that the proposed legislation would impose on the judiciary.
4 October 2021
Should we give our judges new powers to strike down laws that violate fundamental liberties?
27 September 2021
There has been public speculation that one of the reasons why Dominic Raab accepted becoming lord chancellor was to enable him to have another go at abolishing the 1998 Human Rights Act.
20 September 2021
When transgender people want new identity documents, what conditions should they have to meet?
6 September 2021
The case of Spanish examining magistrate Baltasar Garzón underlines the importance of judicial independence.
Guidelines set out certain fundamental principles for fairness, access to materials and equality of arms.
28 June 2021
We need to be bold - consider the French bar’s solution, under which lawyers are not allowed to hold clients’ money.
24 May 2021
The Queen’s speech announced the Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill, which will seek to strengthen academic freedom and free speech in universities in England.
The fact that lawyer abuse is now happening on such a regular basis is a failure internationally of our professional bodies.
Denmark, Norway and Sweden are concerned about a political focus on increasing competition in the legal services sector in their own countries.
26 April 2021
I assume that conference organisers everywhere are in crisis.
More than three months have passed since the final act of Brexit. The consequences for lawyers are still being worked out.
29 March 2021
For years there has been an interesting debate in Europe about whether protections for lawyers’ rights should be strengthened.
22 February 2021
It is an old principle that lawyers should not be identified with their clients’ causes.
25 January 2021
Big tech and regulating the unregulated are much more urgent.
30 November 2020
Profession’s framework for resolving disputes contains useful and safe principles.
'Check, Change, Go' are the three words governing our behaviour for this particular emergency.
26 October 2020
Wirecard fraud confirms in the mind of journalists and others that big London firms are being used by criminals to launder their reputation and to intimidate others.
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