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How to solve a problem like Brecani?

The case of R v Brecani  has complicated matters for defence lawyers. Emma Fielding talks to gang culture expert, Dr Simon Harding about County Lines, exploitation and modern slavery

11 May 2022 / Emma Fielding
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The UK response to the Ukrainian refugee crisis

Should Ukrainian refugees claim asylum in the first safe country they reach? Colin Yeo takes a look at the rights of entry under the international system carefully established by the Refugee Convention versus the UK’s blunt alternative – the Nationality and Borders Bill

11 May 2022 / Colin Yeo
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Replacing the Human Rights Act

How did we get from a deep and sensible Independent Human Rights Act Review to a simplistic and self-defeating ‘modern bill of rights’?

11 April 2022 / Professor Nicola Barker
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Bringing [Dis]Ability to the Bar

Mary Prior QC profiles the founders of BDABar, Konstantina Nouka and James Ekin, who are determined to improve accessibility, support and inclusivity at the Bar, and dismantle the barriers that disabled aspiring barristers face

11 April 2022 / Mary Prior QC
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Why sign up to the FreeBar Charter?

If you’re wondering what you can do today to improve LGBT+ inclusion, consider signing up to the FreeBar Charter. Alice Brighouse, Cameron Stocks and Brie Stevens-Hoare QC explain why

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Disinformation and the courtroom: the Moscow show trials

Moscow’s tenuous relationship with the truth now and then – Thomas Grant QC looks back at the last of the so-called ‘show trials’ where courtrooms were used as vehicles for disinformation and legitimisation of oppression

08 April 2022 / Thomas Grant QC
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Same-sex marriage in the Caribbean: winds of change?

The recent Privy Council decisions in respect of same-sex matrimonial rights in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda have been met with largescale disappointment. Are there any positives on which to build? asks Tim Prudhoe

07 April 2022 / Tim Prudhoe

The conflict in Ukraine – an international crisis

The atrocities in Ukraine have prompted an international outcry, calling for Putin to be held accountable – Christina Warner explores the legal mechanisms and vast evidential burdens

22 March 2022 / Christina Warner
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Partygate as a ground for impeachment?

Perhaps, but we need to modernise impeachment before it is fit for purpose, writes Chris Monaghan…

14 March 2022 / Chris Monaghan

IWD 2022: Find your allies, advocate for change

What is the everyday experience of being a junior female barrister, and why do women leave the Bar? Choice or circumstance? asks Adiba Bassam 

11 March 2022 / Adiba Bassam
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