Guest blog: How will restricting jury trial and reducing jury numbers affect the delivery of justice?

Tana Adkin QC, barrister at Charter Chambers and member of the Bar Councils Retention Panel, looks in-depth at the many reasons why jury trials should not be tampered with

  • 10 July 2020
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Guest blog: India, Covid-19 and the rule of law

David O’Mahony of the Bar Council's International Committee and barrister at 7 Bedford Row, assesses the unfolding and complex situation in India, raising concerns as to the legal basis for the powers being exercised and the way in which they are being enforced in light of Covid-19

  • 9 July 2020
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Guest blog: Taiwan, Covid-19 and the rule of law

Simon Milnes of the Bar Council's International Committee, barrister at Twenty Essex, highlights that there is no sign of the Executive in Taiwan seeking to use the pandemic as a pretext for increasing its powers or weakening the rule of law

  • 9 July 2020
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Guest blog: Gender-bias - are you speaking the language of the legal directories?

Even the language used by referees in legal directories is gender-biased, says Melissa Davis, CEO of MD Communications, but efforts are already being made in the legal sector to challenge this subconscious bias in language, which can act as a barrier for women in law looking to progress their careers

  • 9 July 2020
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Why Hong Kong’s national security laws are incompatible with the rule of law

The Bar Council’s International Committee member, David O’Mahony, argues that Hong Kong’s national security law contains provisions that are incompatible with the rule of law

  • 9 July 2020
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Guest blog: Attorney General - – restoring public confidence in criminal justice

The Attorney General, Suella Braverman QC MP, guest blogs on plans to change the guidelines on disclosure and the CPIA Code in order to restore the public’s confidence in the administration of the criminal justice system.

  • 25 June 2020
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