June 2015

Stowaways and clandestine entry to the UK: How operators can avoid or reduce penalties

Recent problems at Calais, where there has been a significant escalation in attempts to enter the UK clandestinely, primarily on lorries, have brought into sharp focus the real and potentially very financially damaging difficulties facing operators, vehicle owners and drivers. Road transport lawyer...

Teaching children about the Magna Carta and other extra curricular activities

On Monday 15th June we celebrated 800 years of the Magna Carta, a document which even after so many years holds a central role in our legal system. I was lucky enough to meet with a Texan judge in London who had travelled all the way to the UK for the celebrations. He told me how important this...

The Life of a Litigator

I’m three months into my seat in the litigation department – halfway through – and I’m very busy. What’s more, I’ve noticed I’m starting to think like a litigator outside of work too as the confidence I’ve gained through my work has started to shine through in other aspects of life, and impact my...

Seeing Justice Being Done

"Not only must Justice be done; it must also be seen to be done.” ~ Lord Hewart The UK Supreme Court has recently taken another step towards modern life and youth mentality of ‘everything now and all the time’. You may or may not be aware that the Supreme Court has a YouTube channel but it has only...