Today, the UK Supreme Court overturned the law on ‘joint enterprise’ that had been in place for the last 30 years. I was in court to cover the judgment hand-down for The Justice Gap. Read my piece analysing the remarkable new legal development HERE.
I visited the Guardian Newspaper’s offices for the first time last night to listen to former ANC leader Denis Goldberg and Denis’ and Nelson Mandela’s Rivonia Trial lawyer Joel Joffe in conversation with former British High Court judge Nick Stadlen.
The event was held for Guardian newspaper members, as the men are in London to receive the freedom of the City of London from UK Prime Minister David Cameron. Continue reading “Saluting the Survivors of The Rivonia Trial”
Congratulations to everyone at the West Yorkshire Playhouse for producing the brilliant ‘Nine Lives’ play, which I attended at Dalston’s Arcola Theatre last night, in order to support the work of the UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG). Formidable Hackney Community Law Centre trustee Paul Dillane is UKLGIG’s Director.
Nine Lives focuses on the story of Ismail, a young gay man from Zimbabwe who fled the country after being persecuted because of his sexuality. Continue reading “Nine Lives (& Sir Ian McKellen!)”
The most senior judge in the Court of Appeal, Master of the Rolls Lord John Dyson, gave his views on ‘Is Judicial Review a Threat to Democracy?’ at the 29th Sultan Azlan Shah Law lecture in November 2015. I’ve commented on the speech and the wider developments in the judicial review area for Lexis Nexis PSL. You can read the piece HERE.