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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR, 24 May 2021

We end the legal term with a roundup covering a range of institutional failures concerning the BBC, the Home Office, the Police, and the Post Office. Looks like they’re all going to need to pull their socks up and try a bit harder next term. Continue reading

Law, lawyers and law-makers

Who are the law-makers? David Burrows considers who really makes our laws and questions the accuracy of the description as applied to politicians merely by virtue of their participation in the legislative process. Continue reading

Judicial reflections from the apex court

Since retiring from the Supreme Court in 2018, Lord Sumption’s public profile has increased still further, first with his delivery of the Reith Lectures in 2019 and more recently as a public commentator on law and politics, most notably for his principled opposition to the coronavirus lockdown. We review his latest book and another which celebrates his contribution to the case law of the Supreme Court, alongside some reflections on the role of the court by its former President, Lord Neuberger. Continue reading