Writer and lawyer. This is a personal, usually not earnest account. For my general tweets about law and policy go to @jackofkent.

Why are litigation letters often so dreadful?

preiskel.com — There is no genre of literature more dismal - more utterly depressing to read - than the letters of many litigation solicitors. Every day hundreds, perhaps thousands, of these wearisome missives are compiled and dispatched. And many contain the most insincere and heart-sinking language.

The UK Ministry of Justice is telling people with learning difficulties that they are guilty unless they can prove themselves innocent

jackofkent.com — Easy Reads are a good thing. Done properly, they can explain difficult concepts and complex processes to people who happen to have learning difficulties. But given this target audience, it is all the more important that Easy Reads are accurate as well as accessible.

The Ministry of Justice and the Saudis: ten more unanswered questions

jackofkent.com — UK & #Saudi Ministers of Justice - Rt Hon Chris Grayling & Dr al Issa - sign mou on judicial #cooperation pic.twitter.com/JXqES7D8AI - UKinSaudiArabia (@UKinSaudiArabia) September 11, 2014 At 10:46 this morning I emailed the following questions to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) press office for answers by 17:00 (for a follow-up piece to this detailed post on the proposed MoJ commercial deal with the Saudi state): 1.

A conflict of interest - the Saudi state and the UK’s Ministry of Justice

jackofkent.com — UK & #Saudi Ministers of Justice - Rt Hon Chris Grayling & Dr al Issa - sign mou on judicial #cooperation pic.twitter.com/JXqES7D8AI - UKinSaudiArabia (@UKinSaudiArabia) September 11, 2014 The proposed commercial deal between the Saudi Arabian state and the UK's Ministry of Justice (MoJ) - whereby the Saudis will pay some £5.9 million for MoJ assistance for its punishment system - prompts a number of concerns.

The Ministry of Justice and the Saudis: the unanswered questions

jackofkent.com — UK & #Saudi Ministers of Justice - Rt Hon Chris Grayling & Dr al Issa - sign mou on judicial #cooperation pic.twitter.com/JXqES7D8AI - UKinSaudiArabia (@UKinSaudiArabia) September 11, 2014 So yesterday I asked the press office of the Ministry of Justice questions about its "commercial" proposal to Saudi Arabia (see here and here): 1.

The Ministry of Justice’s commercial proposal to Saudi Arabia

blogs.ft.com — Welcome. This blog looks at law and policy, and it also looks at the media representation of legal and policy matters. The blog is usually written from a critical but liberal perspective. Nothing on this blog constitutes legal advice. David Allen Green is the author of the Jack of Kent blog and was previously legal correspondent of the New Statesman.

Acts of terrorism and Terrorism Acts

blogs.ft.com — Welcome. This blog looks at law and policy, and it also looks at the media representation of legal and policy matters. The blog is usually written from a critical but liberal perspective. Nothing on this blog constitutes legal advice. David Allen Green is the author of the Jack of Kent blog and was previously legal correspondent of the New Statesman.

What is a ‘policy’ - and what is good policymaking?

blogs.ft.com — Welcome. This blog looks at law and policy, and it also looks at the media representation of legal and policy matters. The blog is usually written from a critical but liberal perspective. Nothing on this blog constitutes legal advice. David Allen Green is the author of the Jack of Kent blog and was previously legal correspondent of the New Statesman.

Evidence emerges on UK state surveillance of legally privileged material

blogs.ft.com — Welcome. This blog looks at law and policy, and it also looks at the media representation of legal and policy matters. The blog is usually written from a critical but liberal perspective. Nothing on this blog constitutes legal advice. David Allen Green is the author of the Jack of Kent blog and was previously legal correspondent of the New Statesman.

Are inquiries a bad thing?

blogs.ft.com — Welcome. This blog looks at law and policy, and it also looks at the media representation of legal and policy matters. The blog is usually written from a critical but liberal perspective. Nothing on this blog constitutes legal advice. David Allen Green is the author of the Jack of Kent blog and was previously legal correspondent of the New Statesman.
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Feb 27, 2015

"We are more solution providers than problem solvers." Oh, dear god.

Feb 27, 2015

@LabourHistory Yes, sorry. Your pic hadn't downloaded when I first saw your tweet.

Feb 27, 2015

@LabourHistory There is a plaque there now. I was also once told it was where the General Strike was orchestrated from, but dunno if true.

Feb 27, 2015

@LabourHistory And until two weeks ago, I worked on the very site it was founded. Now a office block temple of international capitalism...

Feb 27, 2015

@JoBrodie Possible; but then they did not care enough to check!

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