Access to Justice

  Over 800 years ago in a field in Runnymede, a fundamental principle of the rule of law came into being – the Magna Carta was signed. One clause which has sounded through the ages and has formed the basis of constitutions around the world stated: ‘… we will not deny or defer to any […]

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All Hale to the judge!

It has been a momentous week for important appointments. By the end of this year, both Dr Who and the head of the Supreme Court will be women. Baroness Hale, who was the first and until now the only female member of the highest court of the land will take over as President in the […]

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DSD/Kent Law School Awards

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Davis Simmonds & Donaghey prizes for students at Kent Law School. They are: Hayley Goucher – Best performance by a Medway finalist Hannah-Louise Carr – Best performance by an ex Certificate in Law Stage 2 student (winner) Beriwan Avesta Berkpinar – Best performance by an […]

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The Children’s Commissioner Report

  And the answer is: ‘we don’t know’ On 4th July media headlines revealed the Children’s Commissioner’s finding that more than half a million children in England are ‘so vulnerable that the State has had to step in’. The Commissioner described this figure as ‘shocking’, an emotive word no doubt used with an eye to […]

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The Sad Story of Charlie Gard

  Charlie Gard ‘s case explained The heart-rending case of little Charlie Gard has hit the headlines in recent weeks. Charlie is the 10 month-old baby whose rare genetic condition caused him to deteriorate since birth, to the point where he could not move his arms or legs or breathe unaided, and there was a […]

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