The BBC legal drama Silk has undoubtedly brought an element of charm about being a lawyer; whether as a slightly intimidating instructing solicitor such as Mickey Joy or head of chambers Alan Cowdrey QC.
Very often, the focus for prosecuting investigators, is the discovery of incriminating evidence. However, procedural rules in criminal jurisprudence, in most common law jurisdictions, require the prosecution or investigatory authorities to also provide details of any evidence that would seem to support the case of the defence.
“No attorney is bound to know all the law; God forbid that it should be imagined that an attorney, or a counsel, or even a Judge is bound to know all the law: or that an attorney is to lose his fair recompense on account of an error, being such an error as a cautious man might fall into …” Chief Justice Abbott’s words give me a great deal of comfort. 187 years later and they are just as relevant today
Jitendra Valera (JV), chief marketing officer at IRIS Legal, the market-leading chambers practice management software provider, says too many chambers make short-term tactical decisions and should be more strategic and forward thinking when selecting technologies…
Recently human trafficking has returned in the UK media spotlight, as a study by the Centre of Social Justice published in March 2013 denounces the Government’s failure to tackle this complex form of transnational crime
The legal profession in England and Wales, and particularly those undertaking contentious work, is adjusting to the wide reaching changes introduced by the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO). Litigation departments in law firms across the land are taking stock of the changes, assessing the impact on their businesses and trying to identify where the most lucrative opportunities lie in the new civil costs and funding landscape
“In my teens I studied hard and got into a great university. In my twenties I studied hard and got a great law degree and a job in a great law firm. A few years later I hit a barrier and couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t making progress and why the less academically gifted lawyers were moving ahead of me.”
Recent research reveals that the arrival of Eastern European Immigrants in Britain has not caused crime rates to increase. In fact they have helped to reduce crime figures. Kings Court Chambers investigates this and other UK Immigration myths, quest questioning why so many of Britain's problems are blamed on overseas nationals