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Haldane: the Forgotten Statesman Who Shaped Modern Britain

By John Campbell 

C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd (2020) 

ISBN 9781787383111 

Reviewed by John Jolliffe  

14 December 2020 / John Jolliffe

Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice

By Professor Mary Fulbrook   

OUP: 2018 (Wolfson History Prize 2019) | 

ISBN 9780198811237 

Reviewed by Patrick O'Connor QC  

14 December 2020 / Patrick O’Connor QC

Enemies of the People? How Judges Shape Society

By Joshua Rozenberg   

Bristol University Press 2020 

ISBN 9781529204506 

Reviewed by David Wurtzel  

14 December 2020 / David Wurtzel

Lawyers in film: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Canonised (if sanitised) by lawyers and immortalised by Gregory Peck, what can Harper Lee’s Atticus Finch teach us about criminal justice today? By David Langwallner 

14 December 2020 / David Langwallner

In a cocktail frame of mind

Coping with prohibition through methodological mixology, Shantanu Majumdar QC  reprises his social media cocktail recipe hits for a home-based NYE

14 December 2020 / Shantanu Majumdar QC

GF Newman in conversation

Exclusive: the double BAFTA-winning author reveals who inspired the justice crusader Judge John Deed, where Deed would stand on the separation of powers, and why Law and Order  couldn’t be made today 

Interview by David Etherington QC  

14 December 2020 / David Etherington QC

Secret E-Diary

The perils of autobiography

30 November 2020

Christmas wine 2020

It may be a very different Christmas this year, but the perennial questions remain – ‘What should I drink on Christmas Day?’ and ‘What’s the perfect gift for an oenophile?’ 

By Professor Dominic Regan and Seán Jones QC  

The Unknown Soldier: a memorial to all

Robin Griffith-Jones  marks the centenary of the events leading to the burial of the Unknown Warrior

11 November 2020 / Robin Griffith-Jones

Lawyers in film: Twelve Angry Men (1957)

The legendary Twelve Angry Men is not a film about lawyers per se but the machinations of trial by jury, presently under threat in this jurisdiction. An analysis by David Langwallner 

26 October 2020 / David Langwallner
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