Counsel of Perfection
Monday, 9 December 2019
Daemons of the Bar
When a barrister is new everything is new including every opponent. As you get skittishly to your feet for the first time the concept of a...
Thursday, 31 October 2019
Decisions, Decisions - The Barrister's Burden
Google reliably informs me that there are 1.5 billion websites in the world. How many of those have you visited? On a daily ba...
Thursday, 12 September 2019
An interview with Kieron Quirke writer of BBC series 'Defending the Guilty'
Kieron Quirke was a theatre critic for the Evening Standard before he made it as a TV writer. His first show on TV was the cult...
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...
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