19 March 2018
John C Miller questions the judicial retirement age.
12 March 2018
Stephen Hornsby responds to Gazette article ‘Ratify the EU patent court, Egan tells minister’.
Lord Justice Jackson has made a valuable contribution to changing the litigation costs landscape – and it will continue beyond retirement.
Boris Kremer remarks on Jackson LJ’s work in Kazakhstan.
J Howard Shelley is offended by Liz Truss’s comments this week directed at the legal profession.
Malcolm Fowler is weary of the issues to arise from a ’rush towards video and other remote hearing formats’.
5 March 2018
Tony N Guise writes his expereince of the prosecution process following a recent Gazette article.
Scott Tuppen warns again using unregulated will-writers.
Developers’ lawyers are getting away with extortionate engrossment fees which are at odds with rules justifying charges to clients.
Retired criminal lawyer John Greenwood reflects on the position of trainee criminal law solicitors and barristers.
26 February 2018
Neil Somerfield raises concerns over mandatory gender titles in county courts.
Dr Stephen Pacey laments the current state of the justice system.
Qamar Anwar calls for a debate about how personal injury victims are treated and the way in which insurers operate.
Cartoonish language should be avoided when discussing medical negligence if we are to move to a truly transparent learning culture.
19 February 2018
The appointment of yet another lord chancellor is indicative of the low regard in which the present administration holds the role of justice secretary.
Sexual harassment must be stopped, but allegations are sometimes made up and ‘naming and shaming’ is not necessarily the solution.
In reponse to Kate Neil’s article on banking for lawyers, Angela Jackson finds that ‘the credit controller who knew his customers’ is alive and well.
12 February 2018
Criminal lawyers will have been horrified by the revelations about non-disclosure of evidence helpful to the defence.
I noticed with interest a Gazette piece on the perils of deploying humour in court. I once represented a somewhat obnoxious client in the local magistrates’ court.
With bullying rife at the highest level, the partnership structure needs an overhaul; until then the profession is unfit for purpose
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