The Law Society’s Gazette, December 1963

President Kennedy

If any good will ever come out of this terrible affair, it may be that both the crime committed by the President’s assassin and the crime committed by the suspected assassin’s assassin, will underline the futility of people taking the law into their own hands.

It is all the greater an irony that much of President Kennedy’s brief term of office was spent, in co-operation with other world leaders, in ensuring that internatonal conflicts and differences of outlook were resolved, not at gunpoint, but in accordance with the rule of law.

Happily, however loosely a progressive policy may be linked with the name of one man, it need never be entirely dependent on his presence. His influence survives him.

The Law Society’s Gazette, 27 November 2003

Four top City law firms have made a huge pledge to back the bid for the 2012 Olympics by agreeing to write off their legal work in return for association rights. Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Ashurst Morris Crisp and Berwin Leighton Paisner were named this week as the firms to provide people and legal expertise to London 2012 Ltd.

The Law Society’s Gazette, 24 November 1993

Advice surge predicted

Greater demand for legal advice in police stations is being forecast in the wake of the government’s plans to abolish the right to silence, announced in last week’s Queen’s speech.

The Law Society’s Gazette, November 1963

Parking meter anomalies

Dear Sir,

It appears that one is not safe in leaving a car at a parking-meter unless one has first obtained the full parking-meter regulations of the particular local authority concerned. ‘Unexpired time’ may or may not be used according to the whims of the local authority.

Since I was unable to use the one hour of unexpired time left on a parking meter in the London area (I only learned this fact by acquiring a 10s ‘ticket’!), I assumed that one could park for a maximum of one hour by the insertion of sixpence in the meter, since the insertion of a shilling for two hours parking would have ‘broken the meter’.

Yours faithfully, D.J.H Birch, Steyning