Free Speech and the Family Courts

My column in the Law Society Gazette this week is mainly about the government’s plans to allow press reporting of the family courts. Ministers have seen off an amendment, supported by the judges, that would have deferred reports until judgment was delivered. But I am not convinced we shall be better off as a result.

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens