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BSB launches its Anti-Racist Strategy 2024-2027

Following on from the publication of its Anti-Racist...

The State of English Justice

“Oh dear, how sad, never mind.”  This...

BSB implements amendments to widen its powers to protect the public

In June 2023, the BSB issued a consultation...

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A Fine Example of a Broken System

Though it’s approaching four years since the world as we then knew, was plunged into chaos, think back to March 2020 and just how quickly everything changed almost overnight. There was an outbreak of a worldwide virus and the postulation at that time was that nobody was safe. It sounds like the film set of a Hollywood dystopian movie, rather this wasn’t limited to Hollywood, this was everywhere, including England and Wales. England and Wales like many a place...

Law and The Truth

I was recently very honoured to speak at the launch of The City University 2024 Law Review. The Editorial team of the City Law student's own academic publication run by Alexander Cleveland Ng and others demonstrated how The City Law Review was...

The road to cognition:   Using generative AI in legal practice

By Mike Taylor, Managing Director, i-Lit Limited  Introduction Professor Karim Lakhani of Harvard Business School helpfully contextualises AI technology when he states, “Just as the internet has drastically lowered the cost of information transmission, AI will lower the cost of cognition.” On...

Cognitive Bias: Forensic Science  

Dr David Schudel forensic chemist at Keith Borer Consultants. According to the Oxford English dictionary, “bias” has several meanings, including: “to influence, affect (often unduly and unfairly)”. No one likes to think of themselves behaving...

Evidence from computers – the unreliable legal presumption that, without more, it can be relied upon

By Stephen Mason and Daniel Seng, editors, Electronic Evidence and Electronic Signatures (5th edition, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies for the SAS Humanities Digital Library, School of Advanced Study, University of London, 2021)  On 16th July...

BSB launches its Anti-Racist Strategy 2024-2027

Following on from the publication of its Anti-Racist Statement in 2020, the BSB has now launched its Anti-Racist Strategy covering the period 2024-2027. This new Strategy sets our internal commitment to anti-racism in how the BSB operates with its people, outlining how we intend to lead by example by setting and meeting high standards in our own approach. In developing the Strategy, the BSB’s workforce were surveyed and focus groups were held. Based on the evidence obtained through this work, an internal Anti-Racist Working Group (ARWG) was formed co- chaired by Ewen Macleod (Director of Strategy and Policy) and Rupika Madhura (Director of Regulatory Standards – interim) along with colleagues across the organisation to...

BSB launches its Anti-Racist Strategy 2024-2027

Following on from the publication of its Anti-Racist Statement in 2020, the BSB has now launched its Anti-Racist Strategy covering the period 2024-2027. This new Strategy sets our...

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By Serena K. Sekhon, barrister, No5 Chambers   In some ways, the self-employed Bar was the original remote working profession. Well before the days of CVP hearings and Zoom meetings, many barristers were able to work on their papers, pleadings and...

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Law and The Truth

I was recently very honoured to speak at the launch of The City University 2024 Law Review. The Editorial team of the City Law student's own academic publication run by Alexander Cleveland Ng and others demonstrated...

The State of English Justice

“Oh dear, how sad, never mind.”  This is the almost sotto voce retort from anyone in power with responsibility...
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BSB launches its Anti-Racist Strategy 2024-2027

Following on from the publication of its Anti-Racist Statement in 2020, the BSB has now launched its Anti-Racist Strategy covering the period 2024-2027. This new Strategy sets our...

The State of English Justice

“Oh dear, how sad, never mind.”  This is the almost sotto voce retort from anyone in power with responsibility for every aspect of the...

BSB implements amendments to widen its powers to protect the public

In June 2023, the BSB issued a consultation document seeking views on proposed changes which would widen the powers of the BSB and of Disciplinary Tribunals...

A Fine Example of a Broken System

Though it’s approaching four years since the world as we then knew, was plunged into chaos, think back to March 2020 and just how...

Law and The Truth

I was recently very honoured to speak at the launch of The City University 2024 Law Review. The Editorial team of the City Law student's own...
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