Mediation and money

It may appear to outsiders to be bizarre that the main aim of English civil procedure is to avoid litigation. A legal system has become...

Sexism and the law

Albie Sachs and Joan Hoff Wilson, Sexism and the Law:A study of male beliefs and judicial bias This book, published in 1978, documented...

Individual and collective human rights

For an ex-miner in Blaenau Gwent, suffering from a terminal lung disease, who develops a raging toothache, and cannot afford dentistry,...

QCs, barristers and divorce cases

In the early nineteen-seventies, it was a rule of professional practice, but not of law, that where a QC was instructed, a junior...

George Orwell on English Law

George Orwell Orwell had little interest in the law, but he commented that it was not that anyone imagined the law to be just. Everyone...

Class Justice and the Royal Mint

R v Copeland (Appellant) Class justice Class justice means, essentially, that the principles of justice operate inequitably in favour of...

Noise at work

The question of injury caused by noise at work deserves separate treatment because it has been the subject of a distinct line of cases....

Conspiracy law, class and society Part 14

Attempted Reform On Second Reading, my hon. friends and I thought this was a diabolically awful Bill and we voted against it. Since then...