The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

The Essex Serpent has been a novel much hyped – not least for its absolutely gorgeous cover design. And it’s not hard to see why. It has everything you could...
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Bleak House by Charles Dickens

As a lawyer, Bleak House was a fun read. Dickens really had it in for the legal system – in particular chancery – and his criticisms about its delays and...
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The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

It doesn’t happen often that I pick up a book that reminds me of the reasons why I read. There are books that are slogged through; books that reveal themselves...
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The Folded Earth by Anuradha Roy

My rival in love was not a woman but a mountain range. The first book in my series is The Folded Earth by Anuradha Roy. The novel explores the extended...
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A new book series

It’s well into the autumn season now, and shops are already starting to sacrilegiously stock Christmas items. Be that as it may, I was prompted to start writing this new...
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A case of joint enterprise: why the courts and the government should work together

Laura Mitchell, a single mother of one, has been in jail since 2008, serving a murder sentence for a crime that the courts have acknowledge she didn’t commit. While standing...
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Magna Carta’s Anniversary Should Make Us Reflect On Attitudes Towards The Human Rights Act Today

On the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, it’s hard not to draw parallels to the legal traditions it has since inspired. The idea that people might claim rights for...
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Law School Challenge

This year I was in charge of KCL’s team in the Law School Challenge that takes place between universities every year. Our team had 5 months to raise as much...
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For Europe or For the Economy – It’s the Same Thing

The Economist says the election being held today is down to risking the economy with Labour or risking the EU with the Conservatives. But frankly, risking Europe IS risking the...
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