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‘Guidance’ as law

David Burrows considers the status of judicially-issued practice guidance in the hierarchy of judge-made and statutory law, and questions its use as a shortcut for more formally generated procedural rules.
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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR — 11 March 2019

This week’s roundup of legal news and commentary includes legal aid from a litigation funder; a blame game over knife crime; proposals to create a super-regulator of digital communications, and to deal with online contempt of court; and an update on the Grenfell Tower inquiry. Continue reading

Film review: On the Basis of Sex

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States who has changed the course of legal history in America and inspired generations of lawyers by her indomitable spirit. Paul Magrath reviews a film which charts the events in her life leading up to her first major court triumph in the continuing struggle against sex discrimination. Continue reading