In Conversation With … Lord Sumption

Lord Sumption discusses life before and at the Bar with Stephen Turvey and Matthew Lawson.What state is the Bar in now and how might it change in the future?... read more

Repairing British Politics

Stephen Hockman QC argues the case for a written constitution 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

Fee-sharing favours solicitor-advocates over barristers

Solicitor-advocates may be appointed for cases beyond their competency because of a desire to keep costs low, a report commissioned by the Legal Services Board (“LSB”) has found. read more

New faces in the coalition government

Barristers Dominic Grieve QC and Edward Garnier QC have been appointed Attorney General and Solicitor General respectively in the new Con–Lib Dem coalition government. read more

Westminster Watch

Charles Hale on electioneering, acting and performances It’s strange, isn’t it? The airwaves are buzzing with talk of how this general election could be the first genuine... read more

A Blue Print for Change

With the general election looming, Richard Gordon QC argues that the price of restored trust in democracy may be a codified constitution Is it time for the UK to have a written constitution? In... read more

Lawyers at Long On

Which lawyers have played first class cricket? Daniel Lightman investigates There is a long tradition of lawyer-cricketers. Perhaps the first was William Byrd (1674–1744). Born in Virginia, where... read more

108th High Court judge

Guy Richard Newey QC of Maitland Chambers has been appointed as an additional High Court judge in the Chancery Division to help with an increased workload. read more

Role of Attorney General is “sound”

Baroness Scotland has mounted a robust defence of the “fundamentally sound” role of the Attorney General. The government began a review of the role of Attorney General in 2007 and announced its... read more