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Alternative vote

Conservative Home has published a thorough blog post dealing with points arising out of the No2AV case. Part of it deals why some of the more extravagant claims in favour for AV don’t stack up. I can accept some of … Continue reading

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Don’t believe the hype

There has been some excitement in the news and on blogs recently about so-called “hyper injunctions”. These are a development of a type of court order requiring the injuncted information to be kept secret – colloquially, the “gagging order”. The … Continue reading

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Ticket touts

I heard Lord Coe, Chairman of the London 2012 Olympic organising committee, on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme this morning. He was talking about how there is going to be a crackdown on people seeking to resell 2012 Olympic … Continue reading

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Alternative Vote

I have been trying to get up to speed with what ‘AV’ is in order to consider how I would vote in the May 2011 referendum regarding whether we should change the way in which Members of Parliament are elected … Continue reading

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Votes for prisoners

Having been following this issue in the news and having read some interesting comments about it on Twitter recently, I thought that I would have a think in more detail about what my position is on the issue of the … Continue reading

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Schrödinger’s cat and the conditional fee arrangement

It has been reported this week that in MGN Ltd v UK the European Court of Human Rights has held that a large percentage uplift of legal costs by way of success fee, payable by the losing party in a … Continue reading

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Could Wikileaks have an inducing breach of contract claim?

I don’t normally write about law stuff on here (indeed, lately, I don’t write about much at all!), but a question raised on Twitter today by @CharonQC moved me to give some thought to the question of whether governmental pressure … Continue reading

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Tuition fees

Does Nick Clegg think that students are completely stupid (and the poorer the students, the stupider they are)? In summary, the latest suggestion from Mr Clegg appears to be that students shouldn’t protest too much about the rise in tuition … Continue reading

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Up

Another DVD from LoveFilm: Disney/Pixar’s ‘Up’. An extremely well made and touching film. Explores some pretty heavy themes – ageing, loss of loved ones, thwarted dreams – with courage and wit. Cartoons these days are often more powerful, better movies … Continue reading

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DVDs

Two recent DVDs from LoveFilm: – Alice in Wonderland and Avatar. Hadn’t previously been aware that both were apparently 3D in the cinema (knew that Avatar had been). Both were viewed on my TV in non-3D form. Quite enjoyed Avatar, … Continue reading

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