Opinion – Page 6

  • Letters
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    We’re all colleagues

    9 July 2018

    When in practice, I occasionally received responses to letters from French avocats, who began their response with ‘Chere Maître’.

  • Victoria Butler-Cole
    Opinion

    Misleading advice on advance care planning risks the ‘professionalisation’ of death

    2018-07-05T11:04:00Z

    In recent years much-needed attention has been drawn to the importance of people recording their wishes for future medical care in the event that they lose the ability to make decisions for themselves.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Price is right but what about quality?

    2 July 2018

    The Crown Commercial Service’s recently launched tendering process for legal services to the ‘wider public service’.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    No need to browse for business

    2 July 2018

    My firm does not have a website and neither does it intend to do so.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Leftist infection

    2 July 2018

    The Judicial Appointments Commission and the system for appointment of QCs have both been infected by leftist policy.

  • Letters
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    In with the new

    2 July 2018

    What’s not to like about the new Gazette ?

  • Letters
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    More must be done for exonerees

    25 June 2018

    Justice has long argued that the compensation regime for wrongful convictions is inadequate.

  • Letters
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    A role for private prosecutions

    25 June 2018

    Private prosecutions offer an important alternative for obtaining justice.

  • Letters
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    Birmingham lessons

    25 June 2018

    I have tried hard to promote the cause of the families of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombing victims.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    How to say hello

    25 June 2018

    The form of salutation on letters.

  • letter
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    Technology lost in translation

    18 June 2018

    While welcoming the lord chief justice giving prominence to the subject of court interpreting in the Sir Henry Brooke Annual Lecture, the message that ‘simultaneous translation will put courtroom interpreters out of a job “within a few years”’ (Gazette, 8 June) should be treated with caution.

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    Holiday claims stereotype holds water

    18 June 2018

    I read with interest the letter from Paul Smith (Gazette, 4 June) regarding holiday claims. It appears that, when he is not travelling on the Clapham omnibus, our ordinary man is on the Torremolinos flight, having saved for 12 months for his holiday. I am not sure that ...

  • Opinion

    Triple judicial pay to attract applications

    18 June 2018

    Eduardo Reyes’s article on the lack of diversity among the senior judiciary (‘On judicial diversity, there is little trickle-up effect’, lawgazette.co.uk, 7 June) was well observed. They need to triple the amount they pay High Court Judges and have a proper career ladder, rather than the old-school tie system in ...

  • Opinion

    SFO’s new broom

    18 June 2018

    Lisa Osofsky’s appointment as SFO director (Gazette, 4 June) is to be welcomed. Coming as she does from a different background to her predecessor, we should expect some changes in approach. US prosecutors tend to be more open about their policies and how they plan to implement them, for ...

  • Letters
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    Searching for clarity

    18 June 2018

    ‘Property Search VAT confusion set to continue’ (Gazette, 4 June) discussed the effect of the decision in Brabners LLP v The Commissioners for HMRC. It is important to note that this decision has created a peculiar situation, whereby HMRC allows conveyancers to invoice postal searches as disbursements, but requires ...

  • Letters
    Opinion

    The truth about holiday claims

    4 June 2018

    An increase in holiday illness claims, notorious?

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Keeping a civil tongue

    4 June 2018

    Suddenly being thrust into civil law, including family cases, is no joke.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Israel criticism

    4 June 2018

    A response to Stephen Sedley’s comments about his support for Labour not adopting in full the International Holocaust Alliance’s definition of antisemitism (21 May).

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Unison sets standard

    4 June 2018

    The small claims limit increase should be no more than inflation.

  • Letters
    Opinion

    Cold-calling must be banned

    21 May 2018

    Don’t fall for cold-callers if you’ve been injured in an accident.