Book review: The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed

“I have tasted the bitterness of injustice” Mahmood Mattan tells the imam who visits him in jail, as he awaits his execution for a crime we now know he did not commit.  Mattan, a Somali seaman who has settled in Cardiff’s Tiger Bay, has been fingered for the murder of Violet Volacki, a Jewish shopkeeper, 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