Past writing

Some previous articles and posts by me, listed by topic.

 

Alan Turing 

Putting right the wrong done to Alan Turing – New Statesman, 29 July 2013

 

 Constitutional law

On Parliamentary Sovereignty – New Statesman, 25 October 2011

Civil Disobedience and the Rule of Law – New Statesman, 22 February 2012

 

George Orwell

(I almost did a PhD on George Orwell, but I became a lawyer instead…)

Introducing Ida Mabel Limouzin – Jack of Kent, 18 November 2012

Why did George Orwell call his last novel Nineteen Eighty-Four? – Jack of Kent, 21 January 2013

 

Julian Assange and Wikileaks 

The £12m question: how WikiLeaks gags its own staff – New Statesman, 11 May 2011

The bizarre legal world of Wikileaks – New Statesman, 3 February 2012

Legal myths about the Assange extradition – a brief critical and source-based guide to some common misconceptions – New Statesman,  20 August 2012

The legal mythology of the extradition of Julian Assange – New Statesman, 3 September 2012

 

Law and law-making

Should we ban “banning” things? – New Statesman, 8 November 2011

The law and magical thinkingJack of Kent, 30 October 2012

The Something Must Be Done Act 2014Legal Cheek, 20 December 2013

 

Legal profession

Why are litigation letters often so dreadful? – The Lawyer, 30 January 2012

The pointlessness of a law degree – The Lawyer,  17 February 2012

How (not) to be a trainee lawyerLegal Cheek, 9 April 2013

Bradley Manning’s defense lawyers – Jack of Kent, 14 August 2013 (on role of defence lawyers)

 

Police powers

What powers do the Downing Street police actually have? – New Statesman, 19 December 2012

 

Political theory

The Origin of the Polity – Jack of Kent, 27 May 2012

 

Protest

Closing the doors at St Paul’s Cathedral – New Statesman, 26 October 2011

Civil Disobedience and the Rule of Law – New Statesman, 22 February 2012

 

Public spaces 

What powers do the Downing Street police actually have? – New Statesman, 19 December 2012

What the Royal Parks is doing to a charity softball league should matter to us allNew Statesman, 8 August 2013

 

Sex and sexuality

Fisting on trial – New Statesman, 5 January 2012 (obscenity)

The shameful and nasty prosecution of Simon Walsh – New Statesman,  8 August 2012 (extreme pornography)

Putting right the wrong done to Alan Turing – New Statesman, 29 July 2013 (homosexuality)

 

Security and anti-terrorism

My trousers and airport securityJack of Kent, 1 April 2012

The national security and anti-terrorism party Jack of Kent, 1 April 2012