Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Realism From Chancery Lane
The latest Law Society Gazette features two pieces on important issues facing the courts as a result of hasty and ill-thought-out legislation.
The first reports second thoughts on the proposed extensions to court hours, which are based on a fundamental misunderstanding of just what happened during and after the 2011 riots, and the second is a justifiably scathing attack on the political grandstanding involved in the free hand that is supposed to be granted to householders who come across burglars in their home.
It is deeply depressing to see the Coalition' s minister descending to the desperate and craven measures that so appealed to Jack Straw in his efforts to pander to the Murdoch press.
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