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Election victory challenge to PM: repair UK’s justice system

The Law Society wasted no time in reinforcing to the incoming Conservative government the reality of the crisis in Britain’s justice system, calling for an immediate cash injection to repair it.

New guidelines to be written for pre-birth care proceedings

Nuffield Family Justice Observatory (NFJO) has pledged to develop the first national, evidence-based guidelines for professionals undertaking care proceedings involving newborn babies.

Prophet and loss

Jonathan Wheeler highlights how recent developments reflect issues he’s pondered here through the year

Freelancing: a new era?

Despite some high-profile naysaying early on, the introduction of freelance solicitors may yet re-shape the legal landscape

The confessional

Lawyers need to talk about their own insecurities and support others to do the same, says Pippa Allsop

UK legal services market ‘second only’ to the US

The UK’s legal services sector is strong and continues to grow in spite of Brexit, according to a detailed report from industry-led body 

One day, a whisper

A diminishing number of clinical negligence lawyers can mount an effective claim today compared to 30 years ago, as Richard Barr illustrates