This account is now dormant and mothballed. For law and policy tweets go to @jackofkent.

Tories and civil liberties: the fascinating appointment of Dominic Raab

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.

Why repealing the Human Rights Act is not going to be easy

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.

If a politician breaks a promise should a voter have a legal remedy?

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.

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.
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May 06, 2015

Decided it is too much bother to run two accounts. This account is now dormant and mothballed. For law and policy tweets go to @jackofkent.

May 06, 2015

@ms_peaceweaver @martingeorge It is nice that there a particular words for particular things.

Feb 16, 2015

See newspapers are bullying judges. That worked so well with Eady. Oh.

Dec 20, 2014

RT @NatalieRCargill: Witnesses rated as more deceptive when they told the truth then lied, rather than lying first then telling the truth bit.ly/1w8s80b

Dec 07, 2014

RT @GilbartTom: @igavels @DavidAllenGreen Herewith a gavel to illustrate a story about a district judge sitting on crime in England independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-n…

Oct 09, 2014

@AdamWagner1 @HenryBrooke1 @DinahRoseQC @carlgardner Indeed, it would be so good to hear voices of other retired judges on this.

Oct 09, 2014

@loveandgarbage @AdamWagner1 @carlgardner No great thought was in what was said pro-repeal. All first year stuff.

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