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Monday, 20 May 2013 In his foreword to the consultation on ‘transforming’ legal aid, justice secretary Chris Grayling explains that change is needed to ‘boost public confidence’ and cut costs, which he claims have ‘spiralled out of control’. Speaking to the Gazette, he offers no empirical evidence that the public has lost confidence in the system. But he c...
Monday, 20 May 2013 When I was about 12 I had a conversation with my father – a debate about whether the Yorkshire Ripper ought to be hanged or not. That was the trigger for my interest in civil liberties and human rights. A legal education is a wonderful preparation for a career in public life. Some people say there was a time when there were t...
Monday, 20 May 2013 Immigration has proved a toxic issue for recent Home Office ministers. In 2004 home secretary David Blunkett resigned following revelations ...
Monday, 13 May 2013 The market economy in the Russian Federation has developed exponentially since the Soviet Union (USSR), its legal predecessor, dissolved in ...