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  • Paul Rogerson
    Opinion

    Margin calls

    2024-02-27T12:31:00Z

    What stands out from the latest batch of LLP accounts are inflation-busting increases in wage bills.

  • Paul Rogerson
    Opinion

    Attitude problems

    2024-02-20T15:53:00Z

    How can a regulator tell lawyers how to be good citizens as well as good lawyers? It that even a regulator’s job?

  • Paul Rogerson
    Opinion

    Compassion on the ration

    2024-02-09T00:01:00Z

    This week’s Gazette carries an exposé of what happens when the tattered compact between state and citizen starts to break down completely.

  • Paul Rogerson
    Opinion

    Labour pains

    2 February 2024

    Organised labour is predictably outraged by the resurrection of employment tribunal fees. Trade unions can hardly claim to be surprised, however.

  • Paul Rogerson
    Opinion

    Bucking the market

    26 January 2024

    We have learned to accept the primacy of ‘market forces’. Yet exceptions can always be made for reasons of political expediency.

  • Paul Rogerson
    Opinion

    Falling through the net

    2024-01-24T15:50:00Z

    Has the compensation fund become an anachronism?

  • Paul Rogerson
    Opinion

    Spare index

    2024-01-17T16:05:00Z

    There are now just four law firm businesses listed on the stock exchange. 

  • Paul Rogerson
    Opinion

    New year resolution

    2024-01-08T15:26:00Z

    As we enter 2024, I am determined to strike an uncharacteristically optimistic note.

  • Paul Rogerson
    Opinion

    Violence in court

    8 December 2023

    A disgruntled spouse in hot pursuit of a fleeing judge through the corridors of a courthouse sounds like something from a Carry On film. In reality, the scene which played out at Milton Keynes last week could hardly be a less appropriate prompt for ribaldry.

  • Paul Rogerson
    Opinion

    Thinking the ‘unthinkable’

    1 December 2023

    I wish the Office for Budget Responsibility had been around when I was a young reporter.

  • Paul Rogerson
    Opinion

    In a blue funk

    24 November 2023

    Potential ramifications for justice and the rule of law if, as the polls predict, the Tories suffer meltdown at the next general election.

  • Paul Rogerson
    Opinion

    Question time

    2023-11-22T11:08:00Z

    Now’s your chance to grill the regulator's top brass, as the Commons justice committee announces it will hear evidence on regulation from the SRA.

  • Paul Rogerson
    Opinion

    SLAPPed down

    2023-11-14T16:17:00Z

    It is a year since ministers pledged ‘comprehensive and targeted’ anti-SLAPP legislation. Still we wait.

  • Eduardo Reyes coutout
    Opinion

    Unlimited shelf life

    2023-11-07T15:38:00Z

    ‘Legal London’ boasts world-class libraries. They all have gaps which should be filled.

  • Paul Rogerson
    Opinion

    Price points

    2023-11-01T15:48:00Z

    Transparency Rules were introduced in 2018-19, yet over half of firms do not fully comply with the prices and services requirement. Why so?

  • Paul Rogerson
    Opinion

    Cash call

    2023-10-24T15:09:00Z

    Some 160,000 practitioners are on the hook for £400 each to ensure the Compensation Fund can plug a £64m black hole in Axiom Ince’s client account.

  • Paul Rogerson
    Opinion

    Playing it safe

    13 October 2023

    Paul Rogerson We do not lack examples of entropy in the justice system that serve as a metaphor for the whole. This week, we’ve had at least two. First, a flea infestation at Hull Crown Court that required the mobilisation of pest controllers. Rats, yes – but ...

  • Paul Rogerson
    Opinion

    First Lady

    2023-10-11T13:05:00Z

    Last week saw the installation of the first lady chief justice, the 98th judge to hold the top post.

  • Paul Rogerson
    Opinion

    Moral support

    2023-10-03T13:44:00Z

    A new charter of ethics is needed, but it will take some drafting.

  • Paul Rogerson
    Opinion

    'Gratuitous' regulation

    2023-09-27T13:25:00Z

    Aspects of the Bar Standards Board’s new guidance on social media strike me as questionable.