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Ashes and Sparks: Essays On Law and Justice

ISBN13: 9780521170901
Published: February 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £24.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781107000957

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Wildy's Book of the Month: March 2011

As a practising barrister, the Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Sedley wrote widely on legal and non-legal matters, and continued to do so after becoming a judge in 1992.

This anthology contains classic articles, previously unpublished essays and lecture transcripts. To each, he has added reflections on what has transpired since or an explanation of the British legal and political context that originally prompted it.

Covering the history, engineering and architecture of the justice system, their common theme relates to the author's experiences as a barrister and judge, most notably in relation to the constitutional changes which have emerged in the last twenty years in the United Kingdom.

English Legal System, General Interest
Part I. History: '
1. Victors' justice
2. Above it all
3. Reading their rights
4. From victim to suspect
5. Farewell sovereignty
6. No law at all
7. The sound of silence
8. The spark in the ashes
9. Wringing out the fault
10. Everything and nothing
11. Skulls and crossbones

Part II. Judgery:
12. Justice miscarried
13. The Guildford Four
14. Declining the brief
15. Big lawyers and little lawyers
16. Parliament, government, courts
17. Judges in lodgings
18. Mice peeping out of oakum
19. Justice in Chile
20. Never do anything for the first time
21. Rarely pure and never simple
22. Law and plumbing
23. The laws of documents

Part III. Justice:
24. The right to know
25. The moral economy of judicial review
26. Policy and law
27. Responsibility and the law
28. The Crown in its own courts
29. Human rights - who needs them?
30. Fundamental values - but which?
31. Overcoming pragmatism
32. Sex, libels and video-surveillance
33. This beats me
34. Public inquiries: a cure or a disease?
35. Human rights: a 21st century agenda
36. Are human rights universal, and does it matter?
37. Bringing rights home: time to start a family?
38. The three wise monkeys visit the marketplace of ideas.