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THE CHILD’S RIGHT TO A FAIR TRIAL

Perhaps understandably, there is a massive focus on children’s rights in criminal trials. They are entitled to ‘special measures’, ‘advocates’, ‘intermediaries’ and more relaxed court procedures; for example lawyers and judges may be permitted to not wear wigs. It is important that proper steps are taken to enable children to give the ‘best evidence’, so […]

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STICKS AND STONES MAY BREAK OUR BONES BUT NAMES ARE JUST AS DANGEROUS!

Last week a racist MP (notice that I have not put the adjective in speech marks) was suspended for using a racist expression (again, deliberately no speech marks). Almost every single racist expression, in common (if not public!) parlance, which relates to black people, comes from the slave-trade era. This fact encapsulates a fascinating, if somewhat […]

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WHAT’S MINE IS MINE! – THE NEED FOR PRE-NUPTIAL AGREEMENTS

A comprehensive but complex body of case law has now been built up to deal with how to divide up assets acquired before marriage, and inheritance and gifts received during the marriage, following divorce. The current tools available to Judges, mediators and arbiters are the provisions under s.25 Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, imprecise notions of […]

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