Opinion – Page 10

  • Inheritance
    Opinion

    Guides to Inheritance Act claims

    12 March 2018

    Izzy Jaques and Andrew Kidd review two Inheritance Act claim guides.

  • Jackson lj1
    Opinion

    Jackson’s outstanding legacy

    12 March 2018

    Lord Justice Jackson has made a valuable contribution to changing the litigation costs landscape – and it will continue beyond retirement.

  • Laptop
    Opinion

    Now hear this: live is best

    12 March 2018

    Malcolm Fowler is weary of the issues to arise from a ’rush towards video and other remote hearing formats’.

  • Liz Truss
    Opinion

    Who are you to call me a ‘blob’?

    12 March 2018

    J Howard Shelley is offended by Liz Truss’s comments this week directed at the legal profession.

  • European Court of Justice
    Opinion

    Patent poser

    12 March 2018

    Stephen Hornsby responds to Gazette article ‘Ratify the EU patent court, Egan tells minister’.

  • Astana kazakhstan
    Opinion

    New horizons

    12 March 2018

    Boris Kremer remarks on Jackson LJ’s work in Kazakhstan.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Losing the plot on fees

    5 March 2018

    Developers’ lawyers are getting away with extortionate engrossment fees which are at odds with rules justifying charges to clients.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Career path for criminal law

    5 March 2018

    Retired criminal lawyer John Greenwood reflects on the position of trainee criminal law solicitors and barristers.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Public misled

    5 March 2018

    Scott Tuppen warns again using unregulated will-writers.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Police training

    5 March 2018

    Tony N Guise writes his expereince of the prosecution process following a recent Gazette article.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Why is an error a ‘blunder’?

    26 February 2018

    Cartoonish language should be avoided when discussing medical negligence if we are to move to a truly transparent learning culture.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Complaisant judges

    26 February 2018

    Dr Stephen Pacey laments the current state of the justice system.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Base reform on fact not whim

    26 February 2018

    Qamar Anwar calls for a debate about how personal injury victims are treated and the way in which insurers operate.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Fluid concern

    26 February 2018

    Neil Somerfield raises concerns over mandatory gender titles in county courts.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Dragged through the mud

    19 February 2018

    Sexual harassment must be stopped, but allegations are sometimes made up and ‘naming and shaming’ is not necessarily the solution.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Justice needs protecting

    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.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Branch finder

    19 February 2018

    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.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Hidden abuse of power

    12 February 2018

    With bullying rife at the highest level, the partnership structure needs an overhaul; until then the profession is unfit for purpose

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Full disclosure – at last?

    12 February 2018

    Criminal lawyers will have been horrified by the revelations about non-disclosure of evidence helpful to the defence.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    When bail plea stalled

    12 February 2018

    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.