Category: lawyers

Legacy

It’s been a weird summer.  Horrible things happening in the world out there; the grist of mainstream and – now – social media too.  Just because you love cat gifs doesn’t mean you don’t see execution gifs … Beautiful things…

Why can’t laws be liberating?

This is one for the lawyerly folk amongst you.  I’m surprised, and a little disheartened, to conclude that, apparently, laws can only be oppressive; that, apparently, they can never liberate.  Why do I come to this conclusion?  Partly because of…

The greatest unprofession of all

This story today makes me wonder what sort of government – and perhaps by extension, what sort of law – we want: A Libyan military commander is taking legal action against Jack Straw, to find out if the ex-foreign secretary…

Yesterday, in an NHS hospital

I was in an NHS hospital yesterday.  I went with a relative.  It was a yearly review at one of the outpatient departments.  People were very nice.  Everyone got on with their job.  Nurses, doctors and receptionists were all calm…

In what way is the Internet robust? (II)

Yesterday, I compared the shape of the Internet to history.  Today, I read that the United Nations recently proclaimed access to the Internet a human right.  So although the Internet may not be as absolutely robust for individuals as we…