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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...

5 Things to do when Representing Vulnerable Clients

By Elizabeth Adams, barrister, 3PB The majority of Family Law practitioners will be no stranger to clients with vulnerabilities or additional needs. By virtue of...

New IBA report provides first-of-its-kind global perspective on cybersecurity risk governance

A new report from the International Bar Association (IBA) Presidential Task Force on Cybersecurity and the IBA Legal Policy & Research Unit (LPRU) provides a first-of-its-kind global perspective on key...

Statement from Working Families on the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill Receiving Royal Assent

Jane van Zyl, Chief Executive of Working Families, said: “We are delighted that the Flexible Working Bill has become law. This landmark legislation enables reforms...

The role of AI in the legal profession

Before we seek legal advice from an AI-fuelled robot lawyer, we need to ensure there are moral, ethical and bias guidelines in place, says...

Modern Day Slavery: Where are we now?

Modern slavery and the section 45 defence have been in the spotlight within the last year or two, with the Court of Appeal having...

The state of Protest

By Alexander McColl, Pupil Barrister at Garden Court North Chambers Protest is as fundamental to and as inextricable from the foundational principles of liberal democracy...

Three things I wish I had known before joining the Commercial Bar

After a year of pupillage and some months into tenancy, there is still a lot that I do not know about the commercial and...

The use of experts in private children law family disputes involving allegations of parental alienation

By Frankie Shama, barrister, 4PB, London Parental alienation has been defined by the Court of Appeal in Re S (Parental Alienation: Cult) EWCA Civ...

Complaint handling – the Legal Ombudsman’s perspective

What is the Legal Ombudsman? For those who don’t know who we are or what we do, we are the Ombudsman, the independent and impartial...

Public Sector Fraud – A Way Forward?

The UK government can now argue that it is backing the statements it has made about tackling fraud with an injection of cash and...

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...

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...

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...

Eight points to consider when appointing a forensic accountant as an expert witness  

One element of their advocacy skills barristers develop on their feet rather than in the classroom is how to deal with expert witnesses, both...

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