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Sitting in a Primary School parent governor meeting last week I decided to write a list of 10 ways barristers could behave towards one another.

Sitting in a Primary School parent governor meeting last week I decided to write a list of 10 ways barristers could behave towards one another.

[First published in "THE CIRCUITEER" 47 edition Dec 2019] Certainly the surroundings prompted my thoughts. What could we do to make life better for one another – how could we set the standard? Since becoming Wellbeing Director for the Criminal Bar Association I am a little saddened by how hard ...
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State accountability for killings of civilians by soldiers in Northern Ireland: can the UK duck out? Laura Hoyano.

State accountability for killings of civilians by soldiers in Northern Ireland: can the UK duck out? Laura Hoyano.

On Nov 11, 2019, the Conservative Party announced rather unclear plans to take legal steps to ensure that inquest juries in Northern Ireland could not return verdicts of unlawful killing in relation to actions by UK soldiers (and presumably other state agents such as the RUC police) in operations during ...
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We need to talk about lunchtime

We need to talk about lunchtime

[This article first appeared as a guest post on The Secret Barrister Blog] A few years ago, a poster was stuck up in the robing room at Snaresbrook Crown Court. There was to be a charity raffle.
The prize? “Win lunch with the Snaresbrook Judges!”. This prompted much mirth. An ...
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Terminology does matter: ‘believe the victim’, investigative mindsets and unlearned lessons from miscarriages of justice. By Laura Hoyano

Terminology does matter: ‘believe the victim’, investigative mindsets and unlearned lessons from miscarriages of justice. By Laura Hoyano

"reposted with the kind permission of The Secret Barrister who originally posted it as a guest blog". On 18 December 2014, Detective Superintendent McDonald of the Metropolitan Police (MPS) declared to the media that ‘Nick’ had made “credible and true” allegations of child murder and horrific abuse against a deceased ...
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