News focus

  • Nick Gallagher

    News focus: Charity case

    29 July 2019

    With income down amid waning interest, this is a worrying time for SBA – the Solicitors’ Charity. But the organisation’s new CEO remains convinced the organisation still has plenty to offer.

  • The city

    News focus: Less than zero chills insurers

    22 July 2019

    Insurers are predictably disgruntled after the lord chancellor failed to deliver the personal injury discount rate they were expecting. Solicitors are divided too, so who are the real winners?

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    News focus: Conflicts of interest

    8 July 2019

    Dissent is growing over government inertia on so-called ‘lawfare’. But Brexit and a lack of clarity about what exactly needs to be done leave the issue dogged by uncertainty.

  • EqualityinLaw

    News focus: A profession without equal?

    1 July 2019

    At an international symposium hosted by the Law Society, City leaders, senior politicians, activists and clients debated how to close the gender gap in the top echelons of the legal profession

  • Salloway

    News focus: Suspicious minds

    24 June 2019

    Enforcement agencies are bombarded by thousands of worthless suspicious activity reports. But advisers hoping the Law Commission would suggest sweeping changes have been disappointed

  • Andrew Ager

    News focus: Inexpert evidence

    17 June 2019

    Eight defendants were recently acquitted after the prosecution’s expert witness was discredited. Was this a one-off or does it point to a wider problem of experts lacking the necessary credentials?

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    News focus: Data dangers?

    10 June 2019

    A Harm Assessment Risk Tool used by the police to cut reoffending rates is at the heart of an increasingly heated debate surrounding the role of algorithms in the criminal justice system.

  • The Shard

    News focus: tech challenge aiming high

    3 June 2019

    The SRA is offering lawtech innovators £250,000 to help improve access to legal advice. But is technology the solution to this problem and has the regulator truly understood the issues involved?

  • Helena Kennedy

    News focus: Conduct unbecoming


    An International Bar Association survey has laid bare the scale of harassment and bullying in the law. Senior legal sector figures hope the report will be a wake-up call.

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    News focus: How costs-chaser James Green is making new friends

    13 May 2019

    Costs chaser James Green has long been a bête noire of personal injury lawyers. But following the landmark Herbert ruling, he is in demand not only from claims management companies, but also the very firms that have reason to resent him.