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  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Irish eyes not smiling

    23 November 2020

    Few can be surprised the Republic of Ireland appears disinclined to indulge the UK as we skirt the cliff-edge of ‘no deal’.

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Reality checking

    16 November 2020

    The legal profession is no more immune to cognitive dissonance than any other sector.

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    Opinion

    Big game hunting

    9 November 2020

    ‘Game-changer’ sprang to mind when Big Four outfit Deloitte announced acquisition of Kemp Little.

  • Eduardo-Reyes-2019
    Opinion

    One profession after all

    2 November 2020

    From law centres to general counsel and the global elite, a shared concern stretches across the profession. 

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    Opinion

    Pretty green

    26 October 2020

    Paul Rogerson You will have noticed something different about the weekly Gazette. I am delighted to confirm that we have made the permanent switch from plastic polywrapping to paper envelopes. Many environmentally aware readers have requested this in recent months and I am delighted to oblige. ...

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    Opinion

    Make the connection

    19 October 2020

    Paul Rogerson Editing the Law Society Gazette , a behemoth among B2B magazines, is a genuine privilege. But it can be exasperating. For as long as I’ve been around, small firms have complained that we write too much about big firms – and vice versa. (And ...

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Culture clubbed

    12 October 2020

    Though governed by the most authoritarian government in recent history, fiction must be maintained that real power lies elsewhere: the legal profession.

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Family duels

    5 October 2020

    HHJ Stephen Wildblood QC fulminated about extent to which court lists are filled by private law litigation that should not require court involvement.

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Military conflict

    28 September 2020

    Overseas Operations Bill commits government to consider derogating from ECHR before future conflicts – a move which Society condemns.

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Parliamentary privileges

    21 September 2020

    MPs must enjoy absolute privilege from regulatory sanction in respect of how they vote in parliament.

  • Michael-Cross-2019
    Opinion

    Secrets and spies

    14 September

    The Law Commission concludes it is time to reform our antiquated official secrets acts. Updating the terminology would be the easy bit.

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Should we fret about Pret?

    7 September 2020

    Service jobs displaced from city centres may rematerialise in towns from where commuters used to slog in to work - but that is beside the point.

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Life comes at you faster

    3 August 2020

    As everyday life screeched to a halt, the evolution of the legal profession itself accelerated.

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Reed and learn

    27 July 2020

    It's three years since Lord Reed delivered a devastating rebuke to government in the Supreme Court’s judgment outlawing employment tribunal fees.

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Remember Brexit?

    20 July 2020

    Chancery Lane is set to open a new front in its campaign by appealing to the EU 27 direct.

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    A ‘new deal’ for housing?

    13 July 2020

    Sunak’s stamp duty holiday is a welcome boost for conveyancing. But for society as a whole it is a distinctly mixed blessing.

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Back in the (new) routine

    6 July 2020

    Pandemic proves that working outside normal office hours – and outside the office – need not reduce productivity.

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    Jury trials: apportioning guilt

    29 June 2020

    As many point out, proposal to abolish jury trials is unintended consequence of avowedly political choices.

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    You belong in a museum

    22 June 2020

    Is it wise for campaigners to be diverted into a culture war over the fate of embrowned masonry? 

  • Paul rogerson
    Opinion

    LeO’s long journey

    15 June 2020

    The beauty of the term ‘improvement journey’ lies in its elasticity.