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I LOVE THEE NOT

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

On any view, our present divorce laws are a shambles. Way back in 1973, the Matrimonial Causes Act came into force in part to remove conduct during the marriage as a factor to be taken into account between divorcing parties when dividing the matrimonial pot.  Within reason, this was seen as a positive move after […]

AT THE HEIGHT OF THEIR POWERS

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

I thought the debate on longevity had been settled some time ago, but apparently not.  I refer to the compulsory retirement of judges at the age of 70, when the rest of us, if so inclined, are sound enough in wind and limb to work on into our eighties.  Pension benefits are now being geared […]

DUAL STANDARDS

Friday, March 31st, 2017

This unseemly spat between the higher judiciary and the justice secretary rumbles on, with neither side prepared to call it a day.  I refer to the latest ‘salvo’, launched by Lord Thomas of somewhere Welsh and unpronounceable, wherein he harps back to the lack of her support for the Independence of the Judiciary, give it […]

GRUMPY OLD MAN

Monday, March 27th, 2017

You may remember Michael Heseltine, but then again, why would you?  For those with a long memory, he was somebody in the Conservative Party during the reign of the Blessed St. Margaret, who is best remembered by the epithet that when he was good, he was very, very good, and when he was bad, he […]

INDEPENDENCE OF THE JUDICIARY

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

I have no reason to believe that Lord Neuberger is anything other than a thoroughly professional and well respected Supreme Court judge.  His many attractors describe him as a man with a keen intellect and a willingness to listen to reasoned argument  even if he doesn’t follow it. That said, it could be with a […]


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