Can the courts stop a prime minister from suspending Parliament? [Part-1: Johnson prorogues Parliament]

7–10 minutes to read

They can – as did the UK Supreme Court on 24 Sept 2019. The Court ruled that the PM Johnson’s advice to the Queen to suspend (‘prorogue’) Parliament had been unlawful. The Court declared ...

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Is a lawyer liable for negligence in the same way as a doctor?

11–16 minutes to read

A doctor carries out 3 duties: he diagnoses, advises and carries out a scheme of treatment for his patient. A lawyer does the same thing; only the methods vary. As do all professionals. Shouldn't their ...

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How much law must a lawyer know?

5–7 minutes to read

There are a million laws: parliamentary acts, rules, regulations and the common law. How much law must a practising lawyer know? This question was answered when a tramcar crashed into a horse-drawn wagon. The year was 1916. ...

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Can a person-about to be charged-tie the Attorney General’s hands?

8–12 minutes to read

Can a person prevent the Attorney-General from deciding to prosecute him? The former Director of the Asian International Arbitration Centre did just that. Would the courts agree? Read on ...

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25 Tips for painless Disciplinary Inquiries

15–23 minutes to read

You are about to investigate a fellow professional for misconduct. Is there a tried and tested way to conduct a fair - and effective - disciplinary inquiry? Read on.

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An unattainable chasm? A layman’s evidential difficulties in disciplinary proceedings

6–9 minutes to read

“…[O]bserve with your own eyes and not with those of others, hearken with your own ears and not with the ears of others” —‘Abdu’l-Bahá

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