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BSB launches its Anti-Racist Strategy 2024-2027

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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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Comment & Opinion

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...

Kids, Court and Caffeine…How to survive having a baby at the Bar

By Sunyana Sharma, Barrister, 3 Paper Buildings As I start to write this article, my daughter sits behind me in her high chair throwing her...

Raising the Bar for Working Parents

When New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern resigned recently, the press was full of articles asking whether women can ‘have it all’ (this was...

Religious observances and festivals – what are my employers’ obligations?

  By Aleksandra Traczyk, Associate at Winckworth Sherwood There are many different religious observances and festivals celebrated in the UK. These include (in no particular order): the...

Delays to surrogacy law reform creating risk for babies

Surrogacy is on the rise. Ministry of Justice statistics highlight a peak of 444 parental orders were made in 2019 and 435 in 2021...

Can sentencing for police officer offenders be improved?

By Ellie Watson Pupil Barrister at Crown Prosecution Service, Manchester Introduction  Recent case law has uncovered difficulties faced by the courts when sentencing police officers. Fulford...

What to expect from a compelled interview

By Sam Healey, Partner in Business Crime & Regulation at JMW Solicitors If you are required to attend a ‘compelled’ interview by an investigating authority, proceed...

The Russian invasion of Ukraine: a year on.

It has been over a year since Russia invaded Ukraine, in an attempt to annex its territories. Since then, war crimes have been committed,...

Enhancing Video Evidence: a Scientific Path Towards the Truth

By Martino Jerian – CEO and Founder at Amped Software  As the CEO and Founder of a company that develops forensic video enhancement software used...

Reporting in Family Courts

By Stuart Barlow, Solicitor, Family Law Specialist  To make sure that children, vulnerable adults and families are protected from unwanted publicity, restrictions have been...

Have we really reformed animal welfare post-Brexit?

By Ayesha Smart, Barrister, 33 Bedford Row  “High standards of animal welfare are one of the hallmarks of a civilised society” This is something that the...

The Legal Limbo of Cohabitants: Time for Reform?

By Sophia Gonella, Pupil Barrister at Queen Elizabeth Building Introduction The promise of cohabitation reform has, once again, been thwarted by the government. On 1 November...

Re-thinking litigation workflows for the 21st century

When I started my career as a barrister in the early 1990s, many of our working practices had been unchanged for decades, in some...

The International Law Framework – Establishing Violence Against Women and Girls as a Human Rights Abuse

This article provides a brief synopsis of the international legal framework addressing violence against women. It is not intended to be exhaustive but will address...

Drama in the courtroom: Defending the rights of children diagnosed with autis

  Mickey Keenan1 & Karola Dillenburger2 School of Psychology, Ulster University, N. Ireland Centre for Behaviour Analysis, Queen’s University Belfast, N. Ireland Abstract Children diagnosed with autism have the...

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