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How to be a feminist lawyer

Elizabeth Woodcraft and Alison Diduck, a Professor at University College London, speak about what it means to be a feminist barrister. More and more women are going into the law as solicitors, barristers, legal executives, academics. Indeed, in England and … Continue reading

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What is the future for UK human rights?

This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Corporate Crime on 5 August 2014. Click for a free trial of Lexis®PSL. Human Rights analysis: What does the future hold for human rights in the UK? Stephanie Harrison QC at Garden Court … Continue reading

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‘Let’s Talk FGM’

Garden Court co-hosts an evening of inspiring talks and lively debate about the issue of FGM with the Fabian Women’s Network. Here, Maria Moodie gives her take on the evening. Last week, Garden Court Chambers was delighted to welcome the … Continue reading

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Schedule 7: A Necessary Evil?

Ali Naseem Bajwa QC and Terry McGuinness examine port stops carried out under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000. In June this year, journalist Glenn Greenwald published in The Guardian newspaper the first of a series of reports detailing US … Continue reading

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A Rough Guide to the Civil Appeal System in England and Wales

As part of a recent EU project, Marc Willers has produced this rough guide to the Civil Appeal System in England and Wales. 1.         Civil Justice in England and Wales 1.1       In England and Wales civil justice is administered mainly by … Continue reading

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Legal Aid’s Still On The Brink

Liz Davies, writing in the Morning Star on Saturday 14 September, delivers a grim warning about the future of legal aid. The misleading headlines in recent weeks were all “government U-turn on legal aid.” In fact legal aid remains under … Continue reading

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When is Judicial Review Available as a Remedy in Relation to Housing Benefit Issues Where There are Possession Proceedings for Rent Arrears?

Desmond Rutledge considers the scenarios in which judicial review is available as a solution to certain housing benefit issues and provides specific examples of housing benefit decisions that are susceptible to judicial review. Where possession proceedings for rent arrears are based on … Continue reading

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