The Bar Debates - “Bang ‘em up Britain: are we taking a rational approach to sentencing?”

The inaugural Bar Debate took place on 7 April 2011 in Court 1 of the Old Bailey. Counsel’s David Wurtzel was there   The debating chamber Court 1 of the Old Bailey has seen its share of sentencing... read more

Murder most foul on both sides of The Pond

David Wurtzel reviews the law at work on stage in Inner Temple and out of the back of a Lincoln sedan in LA, Hollywood style… MURDER MOST FOUL OR LIBEL MOST VILE, Inner... read more

Lawyers on Trial

This summer’s production of Judgment at Nuremberg will put history and budding legal thespians in the spotlight. John Cooper QC meets the director, Sally Knyvette, for the inside story.... read more

Review book - Temple Church

How many barristers, walking past Temple Church on their way from court to chambers, realise that they are eyeballing one of the most historically and architecturally important medieval... read more

Sign of the Times?

Snigdha Nag reviews Made In Dagenham read more

Enemies of All Mankind

Lord Justice Sedley reviews three books on the topic of international law and piracy. Among the casualties of warfare during the last hundred years have been many of the... read more

Making a Difference

As the deadline for nominations for the Bar Pro Bono Award 2010 approaches, Georgina Closs asks six previous winners – who have all made an outstanding contribution to pro bono work –... read more

The Judicial House of Lords

1876–2009 Edited by Louis Blom-Cooper, Brice Dickson and Gavin Drewry Oxford University Press; Hardback (August 2009); £95 ISBN: 0199532710 read more

The Snail and the Ginger

Beer: The Singular Case of Donoghue v Stevenson Matthew Chapman Wildy, Simmonds and Hill; Hardback (December 2009); £14.99 ISBN: 0854900497 “You must take reasonable care to avoid... read more

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom: History, Art, Architecture

Edited by Chris Miele Merrell Publishers; Hardback (April 2010); £35 ISBN: 1858945070 This book is one of the best things to come out of the transformation of the Middlesex... read more