Justice Matters


The cab rank rule and ethical choices

The cab rank rule, its jurisprudential foundations, and international law. By Timothy Dutton CBE QC, Baroness Ruth Deech QC (Hon), Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC and Roy Amlot QC  


The employment-rights impact of remote working

With place being a key determinant of many employment rights, what are the potential legal ramifications of working from home? Brian Napier QC, Sally Robertson and Nathaniel Caiden examine the issues 


Testing times for education

With the positive benefits of a vaccine on the horizon and the school return date looming, Ian Brownhill and Stephanie David examine the tests that remain for primary, secondary and tertiary education this year 

25 February 2021 / Ian Brownhill / Stephanie David

A change has gotta come

Glenn Parsons takes a snapshot of diversity and inclusion at the Bar in 2021 – and shares what barristers on the North Eastern Circuit are doing to make lasting change happen  

23 February 2021 / Glenn Parsons

Strangulation and false narratives of consent

The issues considered in New Zealand’s Kempson v R  echo calls for urgent law reform in England and Wales through the Domestic Abuse Bill and a standalone strangulation offence, write Susan Edwards and Kris Gledhill 

23 February 2021 / Susan Edwards / Kris Gledhill

Future of the HRA in British courts

Is the Independent Human Rights Act Review asking the right questions? Timothy Kiely takes a look at its scope, context and potential impact 

19 February 2021 / Timothy Kiely

Priti Patel, the Independent Adviser, and ministerial irresponsibility

Beyond the consequences of the impunity granted to the Home Secretary by the Prime Minister’s decision, there are some notable constitutional implications of this episode 

y Professor Mike Gordon  

22 January 2021 / Mike Gordon

The future of the legal aid Bar

The Westminster Commission on Legal Aid is an ambitious cross-party initiative examining the state – and assessing the future – of the socially vital legal aid sector as it emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic 

By Rohini Teather  

22 January 2021 / Rohini Teather

Problem-solving courts: hope over despair

Neither a recurring legal fashion trend, nor weird transplant from across the Atlantic, UK problem-solving courts have a long and transformative history, writes Phil Bowen  

22 January 2021 / Phil Bowen

Anti-vaxxers, vaccine hesitancy and winning back trust

Is failure to confront the root cause of vaccine hesitancy driving people towards anti-vax views? Natasha Isaac  examines how pervasive conspiracy theories about coronavirus vaccines have become  

22 January 2021 / Natasha Isaac
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