There's a very interesting story from Roy Greenslade on the Guardian about journalists arrested in the ongoing hacking investigations. If his informants are right then there is a serious risk that News International funding of employee defences is compromising the administration of justice in these cases. He reports that some of the journalists, "would like … Continue reading Hacking*: Is Litigation Funding Compromising the Lawyer Client Relationship?
Tim Bratton, always worth a read, has an excellent blog on the costs of Big Law firms and what he describes as the irrational assumption that law firms need to make their partners millionaires. He also casts doubt on the, currently fashionable, assumption that hourly billing is the main problem. This was the most important … Continue reading Millionaire Lawyers: Are they worth it?
This piece argues that those interested in access to justice have to move beyond seeing legal aid as the problem and look more fundamentally at the nature of law and legal institutions. We need to consider radical redesign of dispute resolution processes, not simply the tacking on of ADR and we should to consider radical … Continue reading Legal Aid – System Failure or Broken Law?