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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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The Safest Shield: Lectures, Speeches and Essays

ISBN13: 9781509901890
Published: December 2015
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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Wildy's Book of the Month: December 2015

This collection of previously unpublished lectures, speeches and essays by Lord Judge, former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales (2008-2013), represents Lord Judge's views and wisdom on a wide-range of legal topics, including the constitution, liberties and rights, the administration of justice and the judiciary, as well as offering a series of personal reflections.

Full of knowledge and insight reflecting a career at the pinnacle of the English legal profession, it makes for informative and thought-provoking reading and will be of interest to everyone who enjoys thinking about the law and the role it plays in society.

General Interest, Biography
A. Towards a Constitution
1. Magna Carta: Luck or Judgment
2. William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke
1361 and All that
4. Authorised Version of the Bible: Divine Right
5. “No Taxation without Representation”: A British Perspective on Constitutional Arrangements

B. Continuing Constitutional Concerns
6. Constitutional Change: Unfinished Business
7. Sovereignty: A View from London
8. Parliamentary Self Government
9. Henry VIII Clauses
10. Assisted Suicide: Moral and Constitutional Issues

C. The Judiciary
11. Judicial Independence and Responsibilities
12. Being a Judge in 2013
13. Judicial Training: Reflections on the Past and Thoughts for the Future
14. Encouraging Diversity

D. Liberties and Rights
15. Equality Before the Law
16. Human Rights: Today and Tomorrow
17. The Judiciary and the Media
18. Press Regulation
19. The Welsh Language: Some Reflections

E. Administration of Justice
20. The Art of Advocacy
21. Trial by Jury
22. Half a Century of Change: The Evidence of Child Victims
23. The Evidence of Child Victims: the Next Stage
24. Expert Evidence
25. Miscarriages of Justice
26. The Sentencing Decision

F. Personal Reflections
27. Celebration of the Diamond Jubilee and Her Majesty the Queen
28. Catastrophic Spinal Injuries
29. History of the Middle Temple (Foreword)
30. The Future of the Inn: the Middle Temple
31. Why Read Law?
32. Reginald Walter Michael Dias
33. Induction Seminar: Welcome
34. David Thomas
35. Our Independent Judiciary"