Speech by Mr Justice Singh: Divided by a common language – American and British perspectives on constitutional law – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Divided by a common language: American and British perspectives on constitutional law.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 27th February 2017

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Secession from the European Union and Private International Law: The Cloud with a Silver Lining – Blackstone Chambers

Posted February 21st, 2017 in EC law, international law, legislation, news, regulations, speeches, treaties by sally

‘In the last six months there have been lectures, seminars, evidence-givingsand-takings, reports issued, all over town, in which the future of commercial litigation in England has been discussed. It may not be completely true that these have as their object the utter immiseration of everyone within earshot, but that does appear to be the principal effect. Those who, like me, do not seem to be invited to such gatherings are at liberty to see things rather differently. We have a once-in-a generation opportunity to compare the rules of private international law which we currently have with what we might instead have, and to take stock. When that is done, the path ahead will be seen to be rather clearer and brighter than some others would tell you it is. One certainly hears people suggesting that secession from the European Union is going to have a damaging effect, but for our private international law the truth may well be otherwise. And while the need to deal with these tasks may be an un-looked-for interruption to normal work, for some of us the chance to ask questions challenges us to think about what we would like our rules of private international law to say. My conclusion will be that less will change than most seem to suppose (or, in some cases, seem to hope for). There will be minor changes, certainly, but need be nothing major; and if anything major does change, it will not be a change for the worse. In short, though I am very fearful of sounding like the Daily Mail in human form, private international law has no cause for alarm. I should perhaps say that a fuller and footnoted version of this paper will be available from the Combar website if anyone is interested.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 24th January 2017

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Directors could face ‘disciplinary action’ for financial reporting breaches, under FRC plans -OUT-LAW.com

‘Company directors could face “disciplinary action” over breaches of financial reporting rules under new plans announced by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC).’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th February 2017

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Liz Truss rejects calls to cut sentences to reduce prison population – The Guardian

‘The justice secretary, Liz Truss, is to reject making deep cuts in the record 85,000 prison population in England and Wales warning that such “quick fix” solutions would put the public at greater risk.’

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The Guardian, 13th February 2017

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Jane Collins defamation case: Labour Rotherham MPs awarded £54,000 – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2017 in costs, damages, defamation, news, parliament, political parties, speeches by sally

‘Three Labour MPs have each won £54,000 High Court defamation damages from UKIP MEP Jane Collins over remarks she made about Rotherham’s child abuse scandal.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2017

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Baroness Williams of Trafford speech to Tell MAMA conference – Home Office

Posted February 1st, 2017 in hate crime, Islam, speeches by tracey

‘Baroness Williams of Trafford speech to Tell MAMA conference Tackling anti-Muslim hatred in Manchester and Beyond.’

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Home Office, 26th January 2017

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Attorney General’s speech at the International Institute for Strategic Studies – Attorney General’s Office

Posted January 13th, 2017 in armed forces, attorney general, international law, self-defence, speeches by tracey

‘Attorney General discusses the modern law of self-defence at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 11th January 2017

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Legal basis for striking terror targets set out – Attorney General’s Office

Posted January 12th, 2017 in armed forces, attorney general, press releases, self-defence, speeches, terrorism by tracey

‘Attorney General Jeremy Wright will set out the legal basis for British military strikes against terror targets overseas.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 11th January 2017

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Attorney general calls for new legal basis for pre-emptive military strikes – The Guardian

‘Pre-emptive military strikes against terrorist targets overseas are required for national self-defence and the legal basis on which they are carried out should be made more explicit to deal with increasing threat levels, the UK’s attorney general is due to say on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2017

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Theresa May vows to correct ‘burning injustices’ – BBC News

Posted January 9th, 2017 in Charity Commission, mental health, news, social services, speeches by sally

‘Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to introduce wide-ranging social reforms to correct what she calls the “burning injustices” in modern society.’

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BBC News, 8th January 2017

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Role of Law Officers on Devolution and Bills – Attorney General’s Office

Posted December 20th, 2016 in attorney general, bills, devolution, speeches, Wales by tracey

‘The Solicitor General spoke to Public Law Wales on the role of the Law Officers on Devolution and Bills.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 20th December 2016

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Bar chief urges Jackson to mitigate impact of fixed costs push on “value for money” junior Bar – Litigation Futures

Posted December 15th, 2016 in barristers, costs, news, speeches by tracey

‘The incoming chairman of the Bar has called on Lord Justice Jackson to protect the junior Bar from the impact of his review of fixed recoverable costs.’

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Litigation Futures, 15th December 2016

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FOI rules should apply regardless of who provides public services, says Denham – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 13th, 2016 in freedom of information, news, speeches by sally

‘Businesses should be subject to freedom of information (FOI) laws in the UK where they carry out public services on behalf of public bodies, the information commissioner has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th December 2016

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Speech by the Lord Chief Justice: Building the Best Court Forum for Commercial Dispute Resolution – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted December 7th, 2016 in courts, dispute resolution, speeches, Wales by tracey

‘Speech given at the Wales Commercial Law Association, Cardiff, 21 October 2016.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 5th December 2016

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Lecture by Sir Terence Etherton, MR: LawWorks Annual Pro Bono Awards lecture 2016 – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘It is a real pleasure to have been asked to give this year’s LawWorks Annual Pro Bono Awards lecture. My subject is Access to Justice. I am not interested in it as a slogan. I am interested in it because access to justice lies at the heart of any society that aspires to call itself just, civilised, and committed to democracy and the rule of law.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 7th December 2016

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Police will need licence to practise for child sex abuse cases, says Rudd – The Guardian

Posted November 30th, 2016 in child abuse, licensing, news, police, sexual offences, speeches by tracey

‘Police officers investigating child sex abuse are to be required to be specially trained and accredited in the same way as specialist firearms officers under proposals announced by the home secretary.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2016

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Attacks on Brexit judges are bad for democracy, says former law lord – The Guardian

Posted November 29th, 2016 in EC law, freedom of expression, judges, judiciary, news, referendums, speeches by sally

‘Harsh personal attacks on judges are bad for democracy and in danger of diminishing the independence of the judiciary, the former deputy president of the supreme court has warned.’

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The Guardian, 28th November 2016

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Speech by Lord Justice Gross: The Judicial Role Today – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted November 24th, 2016 in constitutional history, judges, judiciary, speeches by tracey

‘It is a great pleasure to have been invited to give this year’s Law and Society Lecture. Earlier this year, in another lecture, I addressed the topic of “Judicial Leadership”. My subject on this occasion is the judicial role today, exploring some of its boundaries’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 24th November 2016

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Home Secretary speech to APPC and NPCC Partnership Summit – Home Office

Posted November 23rd, 2016 in diversity, emergency services, police, speeches by tracey

‘Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s speech on police reform.’

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Home Office, 16th November 2016

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CBA chairman on solicitor-advocates: “The label matters less than the content of the bottle” – Legal Futures

Posted November 22nd, 2016 in advocacy, legal profession, news, solicitor advocates, speeches by sally

‘The chairman of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) yesterday tried to cool emotions after former Lord Chancellor Michael Gove’s criticism of solicitor-advocates, saying that “the label matters less than the content of the bottle”.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd November 2016

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