Blog | Will writing for millennials?

Proposals to bring the law on wills into 21st century practice are long overdue, but an essential question has unfortunately been left outside the scope of the reform: access to legal advice, says Jean-Yves Gilg 17 July 2017 Meet Jane Smith. Jane has just made an e-will and she is about to authenticate it. At the moment, however, Jane only exists in the future. The … Continue reading Blog | Will writing for millennials?

News | Brexit a threat to English law’s ability to keep pace with digital age

Law reform after Brexit raises challenges it would be ‘foolish’ to ignore, says Lord Chief Justice 27 June 2017 ‘I don’t like talking about money’, Lord Thomas said, ‘but if you don’t talk about it, you have little chance of getting any.’ The Lord Chief Justice’s quip towards the end of his Law Commission’s Scarman lecture last night was, in fact, the second time he has talked … Continue reading News | Brexit a threat to English law’s ability to keep pace with digital age

Blog | Being civil

Fixing the civil partnership anomaly is only the first step in a bigger cohabitation reform project, writes Jean-Yves Gilg 24 February 2017 The law on civil partnership was passed in the twilight years of Tony Blair’s second New Labour government. Things had got better in some respects and Britain had become a more inclusive society. Around Europe, more and more countries were introducing similar laws … Continue reading Blog | Being civil