The gavel, a device never used in the English courts, features on the cover of Confessions of a Barrister – and is a harbinger of things to come. The book is an anonymised account of the trials and travails of criminal barrister, “Russell Winnock”, who called in 1999. But, the title notwithsta
It may surprise some readers that the last Communard of this title is not Jimmy Somerville, the shrill voice of the 1980s, but Adrien Lejeune who as a young free-thinker reluctantly took the side of the Commune revolutionaries when the people of Paris rose up against the reactionary French governmen
Tom Bower is a barrister turned investigative journalist, a species that is all but extinct in modern Britain. He has produced a string of debunking biographies of the rich and famous and has successfully defended libel actions from the likes of Richard Branson, Robert Maxwell and Richard Desmond. M
James Nolan, member of the the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC), retired deputy director of interpretation, meetings & publishing at the United Nations, and retired head of linguistic services at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea writes on the status of
GIllian Mawdsley is impressed by Cal Flynn's first novel – inspired by the discovery that one of her ancestors was Angus McMillan, the leader of the notorious Highland Brigade that massacred aborigines in 19th century Australia while Connor Beaton delves into the darker side of the Internet to exp
Director Jeanette Donohoe and solicitor Maria McNally of Cleaver Fulton Rankin in Belfast explain bankruptcy restriction orders. Pursuant to the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989, the Official Receiver and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) has power to apply to the Cou
Fergal Maguire, associate at Cleaver Fulton Rankin in Belfast Fergal Maguire, associate at Cleaver Fulton Rankin in Belfast, explains the recently-clarified rules around note-taking in Northern Ireland's courts.