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'Kill the Bill'

Dissent and protest are a healthy safety valve for every democracy, write Sailesh Mehta and Caroline Baker, yet recent events have put the proposals around policing public protest under the spotlight – and many do not like what they see 

08 April 2021 / Sailesh Mehta / Caroline Baker
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Welcome to Themis

Anogika Souresh and Adiba Bassam introduce Themis, an intersectional and inclusive alliance representing the rights and interest of all self-identifying women at the Bar 

01 April 2021 / Anogika Souresh / Adiba Bassam

Where now for the legal aid Bar?

Barristers gave stark evidence on the sustainability of the publicly funded Bar to the Westminster Commission on Legal Aid, reports Rohini Teather 

01 April 2021 / Rohini Teather
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The mathematics of juries

Larger juries are better than smaller juries. But how many jurors does that entail, exactly? A theoretical discussion of jury decision-making and optimal jury size 

By Matthew Butt QC and Daniel Butt 

01 April 2021 / Matthew Butt QC / Daniel Butt
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The return of private prosecution

As private prosecutions become more popular, particularly in cases of fraud and deceit, here's a refresher on their workings and historical roots, by Lim Yee 

01 April 2021 / Lim Yee
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Keeping Welsh JRs in Wales

Welsh judicial reviews must be issued and heard in Wales: a guide to the new regime. By David Gardner 

01 April 2021 / David Gardner
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Are we nearly there yet?

Simon Rowbotham on life at the LGBTQ+ Bar since the Vaughan-Mason Study 

30 March 2021 / Simon Rowbotham

Caught in the net

Sports coaches will be caught by a change in the law that addresses the disparity in treatment for 16- to 17-year-olds, writes Cameron Brown QC 

26 March 2021 / Cameron Brown QC

CCRC: still in the interests of justice?

The Westminster Commission on Miscarriages of Justice, set up to revisit the work of the CCRC after 25 years of operation, identified serious issues that risk miscarriages of justice remaining unidentified or unremedied. 

By Edward Garnier QC & Michelle Nelson QC 

Neurodiversity in the law

We need to demonstrate a willingness to really open up our profession – providing the necessary support and encouragement beyond our statutory duty – and benefit from the traits that the Neurodiverse can bring, writes Nabila Mallick 

25 March 2021 / Nabila Mallick
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