Opinion for Legal Professionals

Squeezing the lifeblood

The concept of flexible court hours is questionable at best and puts at risk an entity that’s globally admired, says David Kirwan

01 Jan 2020

Playing Ball

Francis Kendall argues the case for reviewing and increasing the guideline hourly rates after 10 years at the same rate

01 Jan 2020

Bleak house, bleak future

The statutory framework for how councils should support homeless children is good, but the overall housing and welfare system and council cuts risk failure

01 Oct 2019

Better budgeting

There are opportunities for costs lawyers in challenging solicitors’ bills, but Claire Green says they are also the answer to the problem

01 Oct 2019

A discount too far for insurers

UK-wide parity is needed for a more accurate discount rate to be set when the next review comes round in five years, says Ben Posford

01 Oct 2019

Adoption orders: a rare revocation

Adoption orders: a rare revocation

01 Oct 2019

A dangerous assumption

Pippa Allsop asks why the legislators have not kept up with societal changes, when even the prime minister is cohabiting with a partner

01 Sep 2019

Female dynasties: creating role models

Dana Denis-Smith gives an insight into how women have followed their mothers into the law over the last 100 years

01 Sep 2019

Let’s be realistic.

David Hodson OBE asks if it’s time for a John Cornwell-style code of practice for lawyers’ wellbeing in family justice

01 Sep 2019

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