5 March 2018
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.
Scott Tuppen warns again using unregulated will-writers.
Tony N Guise writes his expereince of the prosecution process following a recent Gazette article.
26 February 2018
Cartoonish language should be avoided when discussing medical negligence if we are to move to a truly transparent learning culture.
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.
Neil Somerfield raises concerns over mandatory gender titles in county courts.
19 February 2018
Sexual harassment must be stopped, but allegations are sometimes made up and ‘naming and shaming’ is not necessarily the solution.
The appointment of yet another lord chancellor is indicative of the low regard in which the present administration holds the role of justice secretary.
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
With bullying rife at the highest level, the partnership structure needs an overhaul; until then the profession is unfit for purpose
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.
5 February 2018
Events at the Presidents Club Charity Dinner serve to highlight yet again the uneven playing field encountered by women at work
What legal remedies are available for those who have suffered pay discrimination at the hands of their employers?
29 January 2018
After the government reshuffled its ‘middle-ranking’ justice secretary, David Gauke should act now to restore the role of lord chancellor
I am a card-carrying member of the Co-op. Nevertheless, I cannot be the only one taken aback by its claim over launching its ‘new online divorce service’ (news, 16 January).
Your recent articles and letters about notifying trainees of whether they will be offered a post with the firm after completing their training contract brings back a memory which, at the time, made me want the earth to swallow me up whole.
22 January 2018
Trainee solicitors should not be penalised for looking for jobs elsewhere if their current firm waits until the last minute to offer them a position.
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