Hopefully, not many, if any, of our learned Senior Judges still fit the popular stereotype of ‘an ancient dinosaur living in the wrong age’. The Beatles is probably the one group that every living adult and sensible child could identify as a famous pop group. Yet in 1985, one Judge declared not to know who […]
Although a little bit ‘geeky’, I must admit to being quite excited this week when the UK Supreme Court, albeit unwittingly, ‘settled’ a dispute between some linguistic heavyweights. The scrap was about whether people who live together should be referred to as ‘cohabitees’ or ‘cohabitants’. The latter is the correct construction grammatically, although I can […]
It is rather heartening to know that occasionally Magistrates can apply common sense in order to escape the strictures of the law’s nonsense. Speeding is what is known as a ‘strict liability’ offence. If the signs tell you not to go above the speed of say 30 mph then you are committing a criminal offence […]
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