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Here come the women

时间:2019-11-16  作者:赖凳  来源:澳门拉斯维加斯  浏览:171次  评论:171条

Not quite a retreat, but a stay of execution: the Ministry of Justice's announcement that (and the consultation on competition for criminal work by two years) gives the legal profession time to muster arms. The MoJ blamed the decision on the need to reschedule legal contracts, though it came days after criticism from , and Sir Nicholas Wall.

Ken Clarke's remarks to the that legal aid lawyers were "disingenuous and advancing behind a line of women and children" - - will do little to mollify critics such as Labour's Yvette Cooper. As Jane Martinson :

"As well as tightening the definition of domestic violence for those applying for legal aid, the government plans to delete DNA profiles of thousands of rape suspects under the protection of freedoms bill."

Meanwhile, the Judicial Appointments Commission announced yesterday that nearly half of the latest batch of district judges, and 37% of the circuit judges, were female. (Gambian lawyer Fatou Bensouda, meanwhile, to become the international criminal court's next chief prosecutor. Former Ivorian president will be the latest African leader to appear at The Hague on Monday.)

What the JAC didn't was that none of them were from an ethnic minority, let alone disabled. All the solicitors hoping to make it to the circuit bench were also disappointed. Nonetheless, congratulations to the new appointees - and those who didn't make it can console themselves that advocacy is a fine calling. Alex Aldridge, who attended a public speaking conference for lawyers last week, reports on Strathclyde University's new masters degree in advocacy and asks top lawyers whom they rate. One of them even nominated a female QC. While Lord Prescott with his mention, whom you'd sit in the public gallery to hear.

Dominic Grieve why he's coming down hard on contempt of court in a speech at City University yesterday, adding that parliament would shortly debate whether journalists can report when an MP breaches an injunction using parliamentary privilege. ,

"Well, I'm with him all the way on his mission to ensure people get a fair trial - but the idea of constraining what can and cannot be reported in parliament is altogether a different affair."

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You might be looking forward to the Christmas holiday, but CPS prosecutor for the north-west Nazir Afzal had already bolted his catflap and shredded his Tesco receipts as he warned of the "1". "I learnt recently that five times as many baseball bats are bought in the UK as there are people who actually play baseball," said Afzal, though presumably his assurance that householders are "entitled to use reasonable force to defend yourself, your family and your property" is quite a different matter. One of the crimes he highlighted was stalking, which was the subject of a lively debate on Guardian Law this week - and tell us whether you agree with David Cameron that a new criminal offence should be created by .

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