Religious rights and conflicts in law

What’s happening to religion and belief? Britain may be becoming less religious, but there’s a growing body of case law examined here by Robin Allen QC read more

It’s a sham? The changing definition of marriage of convenience

Allan Briddock examines a significantly widened definition of ‘marriage of convenience’ and how the new test could catch out many genuine relationships read more

Therapy animals and ABE

Australia and the United States are increasingly using animals to support effective participation in courts. Will it catch on over here? Professor Penny Cooper explores the issues to... read more

Summer wine 2018

Dominic Regan and Seán Jones QC tempt the Bar’s summer palates with best value reds, light pink blush and some upmarket options if you’re feeling flush read more

Lawyers’ Cricket World Cup: Sri Lanka 2017 match report

Now a settled event, we’re looking ahead to New Zealand 2020. Meanwhile Sri Lanka in 2017 saw the usual format of two pools of six teams, reports James Cartwright read more

Barrister’s best…

Best books, favourite films, top tracks and an essential: Counsel invites barristers to share their cultural influences. In this issue, we talk... read more

Theatre review: Learned Friends

Learned Friends, a Ginny Davis Production 9 June 2018, Manchester Crown Court, Minshull Street Percentage of ticket sales to The British Red Cross Society Manchester Emergency Fund... read more

Book review: Walden Back in Session & One Law for the Rest of Us

Walden Back in Session Author: Peter Murphy Publisher: No Exit Press (May 2018) ISBN: 9780857302038 One Law for the Rest of Us Author: Peter Murphy... read more

Secret E-Diary

Summer’s delights and miseries during unrivalled weather read more

Westminster Watch

As the Bar leaders’ evidence cuts to the core on what’s wrong with the criminal justice system, Mark Hatcher puts his hope in Gauke to deliver a larger share for justice read more