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Justice: Continuity and Change

ISBN13: 9781509918805
Published: February 2018
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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This selection of essays, speeches and personal reflections, draws on the analysis of one of the leading lawyers of a generation.

Lord Dyson as Master of the Rolls and Head of the Civil Justice System oversaw a period of reform of both law and legal process. The collection sets out those key themes of, and challenges faced during his tenure as one of the most senior lawyers in England and Wales.

Through the insightful, engaging and compelling pieces a picture emerges of a robust system of law whose core values can be plotted back to the Magna Carta but which is flexible enough to respond to current changes without fracturing.

A truly compelling exploration of continuity and change in the law by one of its key jurists.

General Interest
Part I: Reflections on the Common Law and the Power of Judges
1. Criticising Judges: Fair Game or Off-limits?
2. Academics and Judges
3. Are the Judges Too Powerful?
4. Magna Carta and Compensation Culture
5. Does Judicial Review Undermine Democracy?
6. Liability of Public Authorities in Negligence
7. The Shifting Sands of Statutory Interpretation
8. Time to Call it a Day: Some Reflections on Finality and the Law
9. The Globalisation of Law
10. Recent Developments in Commercial Law Conference
11. The Contribution of Construction Cases to the Development of the Common Law

Part II: Human Rights
12. What is Wrong with Human Rights?
13. Human Rights in an Age of Terrorism
14. Religion and the Law: Some Current Problems
15. The Extraterritorial Application of the European Convention on Human Rights: Now on a Firmer Footing, But is it a Sound One?

Part III: Magna Carta and the Rule of Law
16. Magna Carta-Liberties, Customs and the Free Flow of Trade
17. Delay Too Often Defeats Justice
18. Magna Carta and Religion
19. Runnymede
20. Advocates as Protectors of the Rule of Law

Part IV: Access to Justice and Civil Procedure
21. Litigators-Survive and Thrive
22. The Jackson Reforms and Civil Justice
23. Sharpening the Public Gaze: Advances in Open Justice in England and Wales
24. Threats to Justice in the Twenty-first Century
25. Halsey
10. Years On-The Decision Revisited
26. Arbitration versus Litigation
27. Arbitration After Brussels I Reform

Part V: Personal
28. School Speech Day
29. How My Classical Education Has Affected My Life
30. Valedictory

Part VI: Epilogue
31. Changes in the Law in the Last 50 Years