Category: Legal profession

This is what lawyers need to do when alleging that a Judge is biased

Allegations of bias are easily made but hard to prove. Two recent Upper Tribunal cases have discussed the duty of advocates to raise issues of procedural unfairness as and when they occur.

Did they really say that?? 🀐 Professionals, regulators and social media misuse

A barrister sanctioned for broadcasting serious allegations and sending inappropriate private messages on LinkedIn has won a High Court appeal against his sanction, reducing his period of suspension from professional practice.

What’s new in the Administrative Court Judicial Review Guide 2018?

Parties to judicial review claims should be familiar with this new Court guide or they could face adverse costs consequences. This post gives you a comparative analysis of the key changes since the 2017 guide.

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.