LSB pledges step-change in sector engagement

Legal Service Board (LSB) chair Helen Phillips has pledged that the oversight body will take a closer interest in monitoring policymaking by legal regulators over the coming year.

Overworked solicitor with mental health problems struck off

A solicitor who had been suffering from an anxiety disorder was struck off for lying to and misleading personal injury clients about the progress of their compensation claims.

New government must take justice issues seriously, says junior lawyers

Charlotte Parkinson, the new chair of the Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) and a solicitor at Addleshaw Goddard challenges the incoming Conservative government to fix the UK’s justice system 

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