25 April 2016
The SRA handbook: what a fabulously useful expenditure of energy.
18 April 2016
Tony Fisher rightly highlighted the need for the debate about independent regulation to take account of our obligation to protect the rights of lawyers to challenge the state, and to protect human rights both in our own country and internationally.
The SRA seems to think that it is free to make public statements that, if made by the board of a wholly-owned subsidiary, would lead to the board or at least its chair being sacked.
11 April 2016
We need to reset the debate on the future of solicitor education.
The fightback against Uber shows that lawyers must keep banging the drum for proper regulation of their profession.
4 April 2016
The latest handbook is clear and concise, while the first book on the disciplinary tribunal is well-written.
Lawyers should be wary of taking a lead from other sectors on ditching jargon.
The LSB appears to have overlooked its duty to encourage an ‘independent, strong, and effective’ profession.
Regulators must abandon their indifferent attitude to touting for business.
7 March 2016
The debate about independent regulation must take account of our obligation to protect endangered lawyers.
Serbia’s accession to the EU brings to mind regulatory issues facing lawyers closer to home.
15 February 2016
The spectre of state control is looming.
8 February 2016
Will aspiring solicitors have to tap expensive commercial loans?
LSB chair responds to yesterday’s Comment piece by Jonathan Goldsmith on the role of the board in liberalising the market for legal services.
If the government effectively seizes the wheel of the super-regulator, does that not signal a lack of confidence in its leader?
18 January 2016
In one of the world’s most liberal markets, the CMA’s inquiry is oddly timed.
Antitrust watchdogs are barking up the wrong tree this time.
Where is the evidence that making legal services regulators independent of their representative bodies will boost competition?
Those of us committed to operating openly and ethically should not be damaged too.
Law firms should seek to innovate to keep up with new competitors rather than focusing on defensive regulation.
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