Book recommendation: Just Law by Helena Kennedy QC

Acute, questioning, humane and passionately concerned for justice, Helena Kennedy is one of the most powerful voices in legal circles in Britain today. Here she roundly challenges the record of modern governments over the fundamental values of equality, fairness and respect for human dignity. She argues that in the last twenty years we have seen a steady erosion of civil liberties, culminating today in extraordinary legislation, which undermines long established freedoms. Are these moves a crude political response to demands for law and order? Or is the relationship between citizens and the state being covertly reframed and redefined?

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October 1, 2014   Posted in: News  No Comments

Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

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This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at ÂŁ120 for originals and ÂŁ40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email infoatqccartoondotcom  (infoatqccartoondotcom)  .

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September 29, 2014   Posted in: Cartoons  Comments Closed

Weekend video: Interview with Lord Bingham, Part 1 of 4

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September 27, 2014   Posted in: News  Comments Closed

Book recommendation: The Children Act by Ian McEwan

Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge, presiding over cases in the family court. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the lingering regret of her childlessness, and now, her marriage of thirty years is in crisis. At the same time, she is called on to try an urgent case: for religious reasons, a beautiful seventeen-year-old boy, Adam, is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life, and his devout parents share his wishes. Time is running out. Should the secular court overrule sincerely held faith? In the course of reaching a decision Fiona visits Adam in hospital – an encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. Her judgment has momentous consequences for them both.

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September 24, 2014   Posted in: News  Comments Closed

Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

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This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at ÂŁ120 for originals and ÂŁ40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email infoatqccartoondotcom  (infoatqccartoondotcom)  .

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September 22, 2014   Posted in: Cartoons  Comments Closed

Weekend video: John Mortimer South bank Show

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September 20, 2014   Posted in: News  Comments Closed

Book recommendation: The Law Machine by Marcel Berlins and Clare Dyer

The authors explain and discuss how the justice system evolved, the way it operates – including vivid descriptions of the trial process – and how lawyers work. Revised and updated throughout for this fifth edition, THE LAW MACHINE surveys recent developments in the workings of justice and the outlook for the future.

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September 17, 2014   Posted in: News  Comments Closed

Wilko Retail Ltd v Buyology Ltd, IPEC (Judge Hacon), 7/7/14

Following B’s admission of accidental infringement of W’s trade marks, W’s application for a Norwich Pharmacal order, requiring B to disclose the names of suppliers from whom B had purchased infringing goods, was refused. The court considered the application on the balance of irreparable harm.

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September 16, 2014   Posted in: News  Comments Closed

Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

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This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at ÂŁ120 for originals and ÂŁ40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email infoatqccartoondotcom  (infoatqccartoondotcom)  .

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Weekend video: Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation

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September 13, 2014   Posted in: News  Comments Closed