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Review: Justice need not be static. In Scotland the lady, sans her blindfold, but with a vestige of the tell-tale scales in her left hand, once stood proudly over the doorway of Scotland’s 1639 Parliament with her companion Mercy until that building was ‘improved’ (i.e. largely dem

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Said to be a 'living instrument', the European Convention on Human Rights was conceived in the throes of reconciliatory passion in May 1948 at the Congress of Europe in The Hague. It was brought to term by more than a hundred parliamentarians from across the region, including the Edinburgh-born Cons

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Based on the real-life theft of a Goya portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London in 1961, The Duke is that rarest of movies – a gentle comedy that packs a punch, in this case a powerful defence of the right to trial by jury. Jim Broadbent as Kempton Bunton, the ecc

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Terra Firma's new call Jon Kiddie reviews a much needed day-to-day practical book on judicial review. Published at the very end of 2019, this is an excellent book, and worthy of recommendation to a broad range of readers: law students, solicitors, solicitor advocates, and counsel — whether the

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SLN's editor reviews Trials of the State: Law and the Decline of Politics by Jonathan Sumption. Though apt to be caricatured as some sort of anti-judge in the post-prorogation world, iconoclast jurist Jonathan Sumption—in this, his first popular legal book—echoes Montesquieu wh

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