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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...

Neurodiversity and Mental Health

  Neurodiversity and neurodivergence are increasingly central to discussions about workplace inclusion and employee support, particularly in the legal industry where autism, ADHD and other...

Quincecare[1] duty does not require banks to second-guess customers’ clear instructions: Fiona Philipp v Barclays Bank UK PLC [2023] UKSC 25

   Introduction In July 2023, the Supreme Court in Philipp v Barclays Bank UK PLC unanimously held that when a customer clearly authorises and instructs a...

Use of the Beth Din as a Forum for Determining Civil Disputes

Owing to what many Orthodox Jews regard as a biblical prohibition against litigating their disputes in secular courts, there has developed over many centuries...

Post-Brexit mutual free movement of people for UK & EU is becoming ‘critical’

It is becoming increasingly clear that the UK and the EU must strike a post-Brexit mutual free movement of people agreement if they are...

Wills: Why it’s important to get your affairs in order

By Alison Parry, Partner in Will Disputes at JMW Solicitors Contemplating our own mortality is rarely an enjoyable topic, but it is a vital...

The Fragility of Civil Legal Aid

“At the heart of any review of the civil legal aid scheme should be the simple principle that legal aid should always pay enough...

The Importance of Pursuing Mediation before Starting Legal Proceedings

The Principle As long ago as 2001, Lord Woolf LJ gave this guidance in  R (Cowl) v Plymouth City Council  EWCA Civ 1935 at : “The importance of...

Diversity at the Bar – Social Mobility

  By Jonathan McDonnell​, barrister, Park Square Barristers This short article focuses on social mobility at the Bar. Specifically, it talks about my experiences as a...

UK Fraud Levels

In what will not be viewed as the most welcome of statistics, the total value of UK fraud appears to have risen to its...

Recent High Court guidance on Fundamental Dishonesty

‘Fundamental dishonesty’ (“FD”) is a prominent and controversial feature of modern personal injury litigation, though still developing and oft-misunderstood. It is ultimately a procedural...

The collapse of FTX – the epitome of corporate failure

The collapse of FTX exchange continues to shake global confidence in cryptocurrencies. The 30 year-old CEO of FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried has pleaded not guilty...

Computer Evidence: presume nothing, trust no software or data, engage an expert.  Costly?  Just look at the cost if you don’t.

  By Dr Stephen Castell CITP CPhys FIMA MEWI MIoD Challenging the reliability of AI and other complex multi-connected intelligent computer systems will become of fundamental...

Is your expert an expert?

By Mr R Scott-Watson, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Expert Witness & Disability Analyst APIL Expert The Civil Procedure Rules came into force in 1999. Coincidentally the need for...

Witch trials and children’s evidence in Seventeenth-Century England

After a sensational trial at the Lancaster assizes in 1612, the talk of the country was not the judges, advocates, witnesses, or defendants. It...

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