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Blog 2017-04-26T16:02:47+00:00

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A Spanish Fisherman – in his own words

Generations of law students have grown up on Factortame - the Spanish Fishermen's case that for more than 25 years defined the UK's constitutional relationship with Europe. My own memoir of the case (in which I represented [...]

By | May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Law|Tags: , , , |

Who Governs the Internet?

Counsel, the magazine of the Bar of England and Wales, has published my article on the subject of internet content regulation. When I submitted the original version, just before the Cambridge Analytica revelations in March, the [...]

By | April 24th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Featured, Law, Security|Tags: , , , , , |

Watching the watchers – implementation stocktake

The Home Secretary wrote to me today - just in time for my evidence session this afternoon before the Home Affairs Select Committee - setting out the terms for a new assignment.  That will be a "stocktake" of the [...]

Shades of Independent Review

This new working paper, Shades of Independent Review (draft updated April 2018) is the sequel to a 2014 article (reproduced by kind permission of Public Law) on the responsibilities and influence of the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation (IRTL). The [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Featured, Security|Tags: , , , , |

Report into MI5/Police intelligence-handling reviews

The Home Secretary has today published my report (submitted to her on 2 November) into the nine internal reviews by MI5 and Counter-Terrorism Police of their handling of intelligence prior to this year's terrorist attacks [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Featured, Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , |