Speech by Sir Ernest Ryder: In the Shadow of Magna Carta – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted November 17th, 2015 in civil justice, courts, criminal justice, internet, judges, magna carta, speeches, tribunals by tracey

‘The Rt Hon Sir Ernest Ryder gave a speech “In the Shadow of Magna Carta” in Washington DC on 13 November 2015.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 13th November 2015

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Speech by the Lord Chief Justice: The Legacy of Magna Carta – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted October 9th, 2015 in magna carta, speeches by tracey

‘“The Legacy of Magna Carta: Justice in the 21st Century” speech by the Lord Chief Justice, The Rt Hon The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, to the Legal Research Foundation on the 25 September 2015.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 8th October 2015

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Speech by Lord Chief Justice: Dinner for Her Majesty’s Judges – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Speech by The Right Hon. The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 9th July 2015

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Mr Justice Mostyn: Nobody anticipated “savagery” of legal aid cuts – Legal Futures

Posted July 1st, 2015 in budgets, debts, legal aid, litigants in person, magna carta, news by sally

‘Mr Justice Mostyn has delivered some of the strongest judicial criticisms yet of the legal aid cuts and warned that “more are in prospect” under a majority Conservative government.’

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Legal Futures, 1st July 2015

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Magna Carta: explore the document in full – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2015 in constitutional history, documents, magna carta, news by sally

‘Find out for yourself what Magna Carta says by consulting the original document, with English translation, Latin transcription, and expert commentary from the AHRC’s Magna Carta Project.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Magna Carta anniversary sparks calls for constitutional convention – The Independent

Posted June 16th, 2015 in bills, magna carta, news, Scotland by sally

‘The 800th anniversary of Magna Carta has sparked calls for a constitutional convention to settle the outstanding arguments about how the United Kingdom is to be governed in the 21st century.’

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The Independent, 16th June 2015

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Magna Carta: The troubled journey to an independent judiciary – The Independent

‘In popular perception the Middle Ages was a time of lawlessness and cruelty. And to a degree, that characterisation holds true. Crusades abroad, ill-disciplined governance at home, England in the early thirteenth century was not exactly enlightened.’

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The Independent, 7th June 2015

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The watchdog that would have scrutinised the end of the Human Rights Act just got quietly scrapped – The Independent

Posted May 22nd, 2015 in constitutional reform, EC law, human rights, magna carta, news, parliament by sally

‘The parliamentary committee that scrutinises proposed major constitutional changes been scrapped despite turbulent times ahead of the future of the United Kingdon’s governance.’

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The Independent, 21st May 2015

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Treason! Magna Carta barons face trial 800 years on – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 18th, 2015 in magna carta, news, royal family, rule of law, treason, trials by sally

‘The Barons and Bishops who forced King John to sign Magna Carta, enshrining key rights such as rule of law and protection of property, are to face “charges of treason” – 800 years after the historic document was written.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th May 2015

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Delay Too Often Defeats Justice – Speech by Master of the Rolls

Posted April 30th, 2015 in case management, costs, delay, magna carta, news, speeches by sally

Delay Too Often Defeats Justice (PDF)

Speech by Master of the Rolls

The Law Society, Magna Carta Event, 22nd April 2015

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Human Rights through the ages: Magna Carta and 7 key moments since 1215 – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted April 22nd, 2015 in constitutional history, human rights, legal history, magna carta, news by sally

‘2015 is the 800th anniversary of English law’s most momentous landmark – the signing of Magna Carta. For the first time, the king’s absolute rule was limited and the first step taken towards civil liberties and individual rights for all.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 21st April 2015

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

“High-minded tosh” – the current brouhaha about the Magna Carta – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 17th, 2015 in constitutional history, legal history, magna carta, news, speeches by sally

‘Let’s apply some hard history to the 13th century charter governing the obligations flowing between King John and his barons, or at least read the thing. So says Lord Sumption in a fascinating address to Friends of the British Library on 9 March.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th March 2015

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Law chief marks Magna Carta with fierce attack on Cameron – The Independent

‘Britain’s chief criminal barrister will tear into David Cameron and past governments for treating public law “with contempt”, at a lavish £1,750-a-ticket government-backed conference tomorrow marking the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.’

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The Independent, 22nd February 2015

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Magna Carta 800 Years On – BBC Law in Action

Posted February 9th, 2015 in legal history, magna carta, news by sally

‘This year, 2015, marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta, a legal document often seen as the cornerstone of British freedoms.’


BBC Law in Action, 3rd February 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The Magna Carta explained – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 2nd, 2015 in human rights, legal history, magna carta, news, rule of law by sally

‘As the four original surviving copies of the Magna Carta are brought together under the same roof for the first time, here is a Q&A about the document.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd February 2015

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Judgment reserved on criminal legal aid reforms – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Delivering judgment on the lord chancellor’s controversial criminal legal aid reforms by the end of the month will be a ‘pretty tall order’, senior judges have said at the end of a three-day hearing in the High Court.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th January 2015

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Magna Carta: The Medieval Context and the Part Played by William Marshal – Gresham College

Posted January 20th, 2015 in judges, legal history, magna carta, news, speeches by sally

‘Modern understanding of Magna Carta has begun to mythologize the creation and signing of the charter. Lord Igor Judge, Former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales places Magna Carta in its historical context as simply another Charter in an age when charters were “created like confetti”. As well as the byzantine politics and open warfare that led to the creation of Magna Carta, Lord Judge highlights the real hero of 1215, William Marshal, whose tireless campaigning and statecraft lead to the adoption of Magna Carta, ejected the French from British soil and secured the Plantagenet dynasty’s hold on the throne.’


Gresham College, 14th January 2015

Source: www.gresham.ac.uk

Human Rights: Philosophy and History – Gresham College

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in human rights, legal history, magna carta, news, United Nations by sally

‘The philosophical and historical development of what may be regarded as essential human rights will be traced. It is essential to understand this development before criticising – or complaining about – modern Human Rights law.’


Gresham College, 15th October 2014

Source: www.gresham.ac.uk

British Jihadists and treason – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The news last week was that the Foreign Secretary has proposed a revival of a fourteenth century statute in order to prosecute British jihadists who travel to Iraq or Syria to fight. Cries of foul are coming from the usual quarters, and there’s even a protest that the Strasbourg Court would object, which, given the current controversy surrounding that tribunal, may be a good reason in itself for such a move.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 21st October 2014

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

The Rule of Law and the Future of the Sector – Attorney General’s Office

‘Attorney General speech to London Law Expos on the UK’s long commitment to the Rule of Law.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 14th October 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/ago