Category: Legal profession

Good legal writing: tips from an ex-Home Office official

How to write persuasively? How to change your opponent’s views through writing? ‘Edward’ has some interesting answers. He used to defend the Home Office against legal claims. His anonymous feedback on some grounds that I drafted contained some tips on effective written advocacy.

How and when to ask for permission to appeal from a lower court – some guidance 🀞🏽

A dispute over alleged harassment by the Daily Mail has given rise to some guidance to all civil litigators on the procedure from applying for permission to appeal from a lower court.

Bonus content: free training slides on migrant worker discimination πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ½

View exclusive training slides on basic employment rights, the gig economy, the hostile environment and modern slavery, as part of a national public legal education project.

Is there a duty to help your opponent in civil litigation?

A lawyer’s duty to assist the court may require them to correct their opponent’s misunderstandings, according to a controversial High Court judgment in a breach of contract claim.

Unrolled twitter thread of interview on trafficking claims with ATLEUπŸ“Ή

Read this twitter thread with a breakdown of the key points from an interview with trafficking expert, Jamila from ATLEU. Anyone interested in modern slavery and employment claims should find this useful.

New video interview on trafficking claims with Jamila from ATLEUπŸ“Ή

Watch an exclusive interview with an expert legal aid lawyer on how victims of trafficking and modern slavery can achieve redress through the law.

It’s packed with practical insights on litigation in UK courts and tribunals and real-life success stories. Essential viewing.

2018 x 0.5 = πŸŽ‰

My review of what I’ve acheived in 2018 and what’s coming up over the next 6 months of legal training, education and practice.

New ebook: Supporting Migrant Workers

Download your free employment and immigration law ebook, which includes a detailed guide to migrant workers’ rights, the gig economy and modern slavery claims.

My first case: a new vlog

Learn more about my journey into being a barrister, how I handled #myfirstcase, and my top tip for those of you starting out as UK lawyers in the profession.

Unfinished business: the Qatari commercial dispute that landed a Cayman Islands Judge in conflict

This international commercial dispute gave rise to allegations of ‘unconscious bias’ on the part of a Judge of the Cayman Islands Grand Court. The resulting decision highlights that the perception of judicial independence is crucial.