Opinion – Page 13

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Why is my son paid a pittance?

    16 October 2017

    Gone are the days when the social worker envied the solicitor (all that kudos, all that pay!). How the tables have turned in family and criminal law. Qualified social worker – three-year degree, lots of job opportunities, starting salary of £27k-30k, five weeks holiday plus public holidays, good pension, ...

  • Law Society HQ following 2016 refurbishment
    Opinion

    ​Society governance latest

    9 October 2017

    The review of Law Society governance is now resulting in change being implemented, with more being considered.

  • Opinion

    ​Health check

    9 October 2017

    ‘Removing the stigma attached to mental health problems is vital’, the Gazette reported last week (2 October).

  • Opinion

    ​Barrier grief

    9 October 2017

    ‘Wild West Law’ seems like a good name for a thrusting firm of media lawyers (‘Chancery Lane slams “Wild West” regulation’, 2 October)

  • Letters
    Opinion

    ​Home improvement

    9 October 2017

    Property developers attempting to maximise the value of their reversion portfolios is one of the main problems with the leasehold system

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Sad indictment of judiciary

    2 October 2017

    Clare Moulder’s elevation to the High Court bench is not a ‘significant’  cause for celebration in the context of boosting diversity.

  • Opinion

    Flawed petition

    2 October 2017

    The new-style divorce petition uses clearer language to explain how it should be completed, hopefully making life easier for the litigant in person, and court staff. However, in respect of a petition based on adultery, the new petition may cause greater confusion, complication and cost. Whereas the old-style petition ...

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Taxing times

    2 October 2017

    I have before me a letter dated 18 September 1967 from a long-deceased client to my long-deceased partner John Mossop. Dear John Income tax returns I am pleased that the inspector has had no difference of opinion with you over the capital section. All ...

  • Letters
    Opinion

    A gilded age for lawyers?

    2 October 2017

    There is a growing tendency for the current generation of lawyers to cast a somewhat jaundiced eye on those of us of an earlier time. They may well have a point. The past is indeed a different country; we did things very differently there. How did we ever justify ...

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Signing off on LPA abuse

    2 October 2017

    I was concerned to read about suggestions from the Financial Conduct Authority on removing the requirement for a physical signature on a lasting power of attorney. An LPA is a powerful legal document that allows a person to appoint trusted individuals to make important decisions about their health and ...

  • Wayne Rooney
    Opinion

    Time to go?

    25 September 2017

    Knowing when to call it a day is difficult. But work – however rewarding – is a prelude to all the possibilities available in retirement.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    We know how to behave

    18 September 2017

    Regulator’s guidance to solicitors on how to communicate properly is otiose since most professionals know how to conduct themselves.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    End this blame game

    18 September 2017

    No-fault divorce should not devalue divorces with blame.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Getting down to business

    18 September 2017

    How can conveyancers continue with rambling opening letters?

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Banks floored

    18 September 2017

    Court ruling may change landscape for Spanish mortgages.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Fees abuse

    18 September 2017

    Ensure survival of the fee remission system

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Changing platforms

    11 September 2017

    Most consumers are not yet prepared to instruct a solicitor online, but over time the appeal of digital platforms is certain to grow.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    ​No to ‘Big Brother’: LPAs work

    11 September 2017

    Why reform a functional system?

  • Joshua Rozenberg
    Opinion

    All in the family

    2017-09-04T00:07:00Z

    Two major family cases in Lady Hale’s in-tray may form her legacy as president of the Supreme Court.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Time to outlaw kickbacks

    4 September 2017

    Financial incentives and internal arrangements are artificial restrictions on the conveyancing market and should be banned