Counsel of Perfection
Friday, 26 July 2019
Privilege Part 3
In Lindsay Anderson's classic film If... of 1968 there is a scene in which a wide eyed new boy called Jute undergoes a test in which ...
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
Juries abjured - Why MPs should press pause before pressing tweet
When you start out as a barrister it strangely takes a very long time to learn to speak normally in court. Very experienced and able barr...
Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Victim Personal Statements - The ins and outs
Marie Rimmer MP is in the news following criticism by her of edits made to a victim personal statement during the sentencing of a man sent...
Monday, 29 April 2019
The Truth Laid Bare - Mobile Phones and Sexual Offences
When something bad happens between two people in a locked room only those two people can ever know for sure what happened. That is the cen...
Tuesday, 23 April 2019
Pay Prosecutors Properly - Justice Demands It
When was the last time you heard a prosecution barrister speak in public? If you're struggling to recall a time, don't worry, they...
Sunday, 4 November 2018
Final Warning - Time to Fix Warned Lists
There are three reasons why guilty defendants do not plead guilty before the day of trial. First they hope witnesses won't turn up fo...
Tuesday, 2 October 2018
Word for Word & Measure for Measure - More Justice in Rape Cases
Sitting down with your client after they have been convicted of a serious offence is an unenviable task familiar to all defence advocates,...
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