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The INJUSTICE of it….

The INJUSTICE of it….

The description “criminal barrister” is normally used to mean a barrister who specialises in criminal law, rather than a barrister who is also in fact a criminal. But then William Travers is an unusual barrister in many ways.

Though formerly a member of London chambers, he now seems to be a partner in a provincial firm of solicitors in Ipswich. His office is neat and tidy and contains no law books apart from half a shelf randomly filled with …

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An open and shut case

An open and shut case

The principle of open justice is our guarantee of judicial accountability. It is also the best way of ensuring that those caught up in the web of litigation are treated fairly and, where, necessary, the wrongdoer is villified while the rightdoer is vindicated.

Law reporting has always played an essential role in maintaining that principle. Justice must not only be done, it must be seen to be done. Court reporters are the “watchdogs of justice” (in the words …

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