The Case for a UK Bill of Rights?

I am usually the first one to defend the UK’s unwritten Constitution. Then I read stories like the following and wonder if it really will take a single, codified document for the Executive to get the message. “Police are removing valuables from unlocked...

Scrap the HRA for a British Bill of Rights?

If you’re a Public law student who’s going to be in London on 20 April, I highly recommend getting a ticket to the Times/Matrix Chambers debate: “This House believes that the Human Rights Act should be scrapped and replaced by a British Bill of...

Ireland’s Equal Opportunity Blasphemy Law

Ahhh, the memories.  Blasphemy used to be a English law exam and essay topic favourite.  It had everything. Blasphemy was especially fun to research and write about as you could chart English legal history from canon to common law, all the way down and through to Mary...

Trafigura: Parliamentary Supremacy and Freedom of the Press

Trafigura takes my breath away. I can understand a company reaching a settlement wanting to keep it, and their privileged (Minton) report, private – and I can understand instructing lawyers to get an injunction to try to do so. But what I don’t understand is how the...