Thursday, May 30, 2024

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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Looking Beyond The Picture: How To Trust Video Evidence

By David Spreadborough, Certified Forensic Video Analyst I last wrote here for the Easter term of The Barrister in 2018 and honestly, where has the time gone? Considering all the troubles over the last two years though, it is not...

The Power of Patterns in Forensics

By Professor Angela Gallop CBE, Group CEO at Forensic Access Ltd  Patterns can change the...

As with most things, the cheapest option is not always the best

Price is currently the main deciding factor for the instruction of an expert witness...

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...

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...

What went Wrong?

It’s an everyday story, isn’t it? Teenage showgirl meets married Tory cabinet minister, and they give themselves over to passion while a spy from...

Remote justice: Some thoughts on the future of hearings in courts and tribunals in an increasingly virtual world

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, it was perhaps not widely contemplated that courts and tribunals would soon have the capability and capacity to conduct the...

A Double-Edged Sword: The Transactional Nature of Plea Bargains

   By Callum Stevens, Law student at Christ's College, Cambridge, Aspiring Criminal Barrister  “How do you plead?” “Guilty”. And breathe. The defendant has pled guilty. Such a declaration...

New legislation providing additional rights for carers, expecting parents and new parents

By Louise Lawrence, Partner at Winckworth Sherwood  On 24 May 2023, three family-friendly bills received Royal Assent: The Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave)...

Will a new failure to prevent fraud offence address the UK’s most commonly committed criminal offence?

Fraud is now the most common criminal offence in the UK. It accounts for 41% of all crimes committed and costs us an estimated...

Barristers can change the world – but as lawyers not “activists”

A few weeks ago, I was invited to sign the Declaration of Conscience, in which more than 150 barristers pledged not to prosecute climate...

Children in custody – Envisioning a way out.

In this article, pupil barrister Kitan Ososami discusses the problems with child imprisonment and how the new London Accommodation Pathfinder, a Youth Justice Board...

Making mental health a global priority in the legal profession

By Hamizah Manshor, Pupil Barrister, Yusof Halim & Partners The tenth day of October marks the day we commemorate what is regarded as the World...

Keeping court bundles safe from the dark web

Recently, dozens of court bundles containing sensitive personal data were leaked on the dark web after cyber criminals hacked into one of the country’s...

Cause of Death: Procedure, Inquests and Implications

Inspired by the recent death of Queen Elizabeth II and publication of her death certificate, a discussion of the procedures which follow death, an...

“Disability is not a barrier to success” – supporting neurodiversity in law at the University of Hertfordshire  

By Mark Turnbull, publishing manager, barrister magazine Many neurodivergent law students are not getting the support they need, which is impacting on their future career...

Why the legal sector needs to invest in accessibility

By Harry Charlton, Chief Executive at 7BR chambers The simple phrase ‘popping to the shops’ rolls off the tongue for so many of us. Yet...

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