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Scottish advocate Stephen O'Rourke is impressed with a new biography of the great barrister Marshall Hall. This life of ‘The Great Defender’ and Conservative MP Sir Edward Marshall Hall KC (1858-1927) is a fascinating read, beautifully written by another English silk, Sally Smith QC.

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Ciaran Rogers Ciaran Rogers, principal solicitor at Rogers Solicitors in Dublin, writes on the law in Ireland around potholes.

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Ciaran Rogers Ciaran Rogers, principal solicitor at Rogers Solicitors in Dublin, writes on the benefits of the use of head cameras by cyclists and motorcyclists.

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Justice (terminally) delayed... In her excellent book Indian Summer, Alex von Tunzelmann recounts that Horace Alexander, a friend of Mahatma Gandhi’s, once wrote “I sometimes think our greatest crime against India was to turn all her best sons into lawyers.”

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Melissa Gowan Melissa Gowan, partner at Cantillons Solicitors in Cork, writes on the new statutory complaints process for Irish teachers.

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Karen Kearney, partner and medical negligence solicitor at Cantillons Solicitors in Cork Karen Kearney, partner and medical negligence solicitor at Cantillons Solicitors in Cork, writes on the need for a statutory duty of candour in Ireland.

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Jim O'Callaghan Barrister Jim O'Callaghan, also Fianna Fáil's justice and equality spokesperson, writes on the High Court decision to allow ex-judge Barry White to return to practice as a barrister.

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Scottish lawyer Brian Inkster of Inksters Solicitors enjoys a fascinating account of the Highland Clearances but is angered at the parallels with the conduct of the Crofting Commission of today. In Set Adrift Upon the World: The Sutherland Clearances James Hunter masterly weaves together a fascinati

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Professor Hector MacQueen of the University of Edinburgh writes for our sister publication, Scottish Legal News, about a new biography of the influential philosopher David Hume which he finds absorbing and worthy of the great man. Long ago I was introduced to the philosophy of David Hume (1711-76) b

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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

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