Liberty director Martha Spurrier talks to Jean-Yves Gilg about how the Human Rights Act has changed English law for the better, giving judges a unique tool to set aside incompatible domestic laws. Continue reading Martha Spurrier: The mundane everyday usefulness of human rights laws
Lord Neuberger talks to Jean-Yves Gilg about bringing the common law back to the forefront and about the infamous ‘enemies of the people’ headline. Continue reading Lord Neuberger: Bringing the common law out of the shadows
Proposals to bring the law on wills into 21st century practice are long overdue, but an essential question has unfortunately been left outside the scope of the reform: access to legal advice, says Jean-Yves Gilg 17 July 2017 Meet Jane Smith. Jane has just made an e-will and she is about to authenticate it. At the moment, however, Jane only exists in the future. The … Continue reading Blog | Will writing for millennials?
Law reform after Brexit raises challenges it would be ‘foolish’ to ignore, says Lord Chief Justice 27 June 2017 ‘I don’t like talking about money’, Lord Thomas said, ‘but if you don’t talk about it, you have little chance of getting any.’ The Lord Chief Justice’s quip towards the end of his Law Commission’s Scarman lecture last night was, in fact, the second time he has talked … Continue reading News | Brexit a threat to English law’s ability to keep pace with digital age
Pardoes managing partner Guys Adams explains to Jean-Yves Gilg how local practices can benefit from their local knowledge to compete with their bigger city peers Continue reading Guy Adams: engaging with the local community
The Lord Chief Justice has hit back for the second time against the ‘unprecedented’ levels of attack to which judges have been subjected in the aftermath of the Brexit ruling and at the lack of government support. Continue reading News | Judges subjected to ‘unprecedented’ levels of attack
Fixing the civil partnership anomaly is only the first step in a bigger cohabitation reform project, writes Jean-Yves Gilg 24 February 2017 The law on civil partnership was passed in the twilight years of Tony Blair’s second New Labour government. Things had got better in some respects and Britain had become a more inclusive society. Around Europe, more and more countries were introducing similar laws … Continue reading Blog | Being civil