In My Opinion

Snooping bosses

Media speculation that employers can no longer monitor their employees’ communications is misleading and unhelpful, writes Siân McKinley read more

Flexible Operating Hours: all hope abandon

HMCTS has announced it is pausing the flexible operating hours pilots. Morwenna Macro, who petitioned against the plans, asks whether the controversial scheme should be abandoned altogether... read more

Legal heroes: Vincent Bugliosi

Kevin Dent admires the determination & commitment of the US attorney read more

Video stars

Why is it that in the year 2016, video still seems like an exotic marketing tool for chambers to use? Oliver Scott argues that it’s a natural medium for barristers read more

What vacation?

As the Legal Year opens after its long vacation, Ian Glen QC examines the holidaying realities for most practitioners On 31 July I appeared in front of a proper High Court... read more

Tip of the iceberg: is the family court ready for a surge in activity for FGM?

Neelam Sarkaria and Gerry Campbell argue that local authorities should be more proactive in bringing applications for FGM Protection Orders to combat the “great evil” of FGM... read more

Pistorius – the absence of justice

The world has watched over the past several months as Oscar Pistorius has been tried for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. Sean Middleton reports. Debates have ranged far and... read more

A rainbow’s light on our jury system

What if Pistorius had been tried in London? - asks Ian Glen QC. Bail would have been out of the question. Without bail there would be no photo opportunities before the... read more

The Jury Trial – An Endangered Species in the United States

For the past twenty-five years, I have made my living as a trial lawyer, plying my trade in courtrooms throughout Texas (and elsewhere), defending individuals and businesses in civil... read more

What’s Wrong with the Human Rights Act 1998?

Both the Law Society and the Bar Council have put their weight behind the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA). Opinion in the profession has also largely been in favour of the Act. At the end of... read more