Does It Ever Pay To Represent Yourself In Court?

The Legal Services Board suggest that 1/10 people in the UK wouldn’t take up the legal services of a solie hoice, and this rises to 20% in the black community. I debunk self-representation with others in this short film for BBC Ideas.

School Exclusions and The Rule of Law

School Exclusions are often used in an unlawful and arbitrary manner. I explain how and why with my colleague Michelle Kamya below. This post was written for, and originally posted on, the Bingham Centre comment page, which I strongly encourage human rights enthusiasts to visit here. Introduction Lord Bingham stated that equality is a keyContinue reading “School Exclusions and The Rule of Law”

Courts are becoming modern but may leave many behind

This post was originally written for the Bingham Centre comment page. It summarises a submission Abiodun made to the Justice Select Committee inquiry into access to justice and technology with Dr. Jack Simson-Caird, Gemma McNeil-Walsh and Ellis Paterson. An ambitious programme of reform The UK stands on the precipice of legal reforms that will revolutioniseContinue reading “Courts are becoming modern but may leave many behind”

The Rule of Law Should Be Taught In Schools

This post was originally written as part of the EU Reconnect project. You can view the original blog here. Poland and Hungary are new democracies where a developing rule of law culture is fatally susceptible to the influence of populism. The leaders of these countries have deployed juridical tactics such as changing the constitution andContinue reading “The Rule of Law Should Be Taught In Schools”

The criminal lawyers’ strike and justice cuts: the wrong reforms

This blog was written in 2015 during my time as a guest contributor at the (now defunct) Orator online magazine. The big-ticket news item of last month was industrial action. Notwithstanding the tube strikes, which my fellow Brummies might dismiss as metropolitan grief, frustrated criminal defence solicitors throughout the country have stopped accepting new cases.Continue reading “The criminal lawyers’ strike and justice cuts: the wrong reforms”