the justice gap: High Court rejects doctors’ challenge over right to a fair trial in disciplinary cases

The justice gap blog have kindly re-posted a re-jigged version of my article about a legal challenge to the fairness […]

How to deal with allegations of bias against immigration judges

When I attend a Tribunal hearing, I usually bring my laptop and charger. And I type almost all the time, religiously. Where […]

Do the new GMC rules breach doctors’ rights to a fair trial?

The short answer is ‘no’, according to the High Court in R (British Medical Association) v The General Medical Council […]

New guidance on “deport first, appeal later” powers

New guidance is now available on the government’s “deport first, appeal later” policy and powers. The old guidance was deemed […]

Don’t hold back: why lawyers and social media need eachother

Lawyers are good at holding back. It can be an important choice for advocates in the courtroom defending someone or as […]

What are the consequences of failing to attend a professional disciplinary hearing?

Potentially disastrous. Especially if you are accused of dishonest conduct, according to the recent High Court case of Katharine Elizabeth […]

Strategic Litigation on Modern Slavery in Global Value Chains

I’ve written before about what the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) might mean for those affected, including businesses whose […]

Birmingham leaves hundreds of SEN children in the lurch

Transfers from primary to secondary school can be a worrying time for parents. More so when their children have special educational […]

Never mind the haters: sexism and the legal profession

Sat in the whitewashed basement at BPP Law School, listening to another pep talk about how best to secure a training position at […]