lawprofession

Beyond collectivisation: Reforming contract law

Karl Johnson

Getting people to think about contract law is hard. Even devoted political enthusiasts tend to have little interest in law reform unless they are presented with a pre-formed proposal to support. Most people have no legal training, and so, few of them, even those active in politics, have the confidence in their knowledge of the…

justice

Saving our justice system

Charlotte Proudman

Legal aid was introduced in the 1940s as one of the pillars of the welfare state. The aim was to provide a vital safety net for everyone including the underprivileged. As Winston Churchill once said ‘the treatment of crime and criminals’ was ‘one of the most unfailing tests of the civilisation of any country’. The…

justice

One size doesn’t fit all

Seema Malhotra MP

Yesterday the justice select committee published its report women offenders: after the Corston Report. The report flags serious concerns that the government is not doing enough to address the needs of women in the justice system, resulting in a slow down of the reduction of women in prison and loss of momentum on the implementation…