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Barbara is a barrister practising at 1 Gray's Inn Square. She specialises in public and administrative law; human rights & civil liberties; and professional discipline and regulatory law. Her practice includes mental capacity and court of protection work, judicial review, inquests, healthcare law, professional discipline and employment law.

‘Memory, like liberty, is fragile’

‘Memory, like liberty, is fragile’

On Wednesday 25 March, Goldsmith’s College hosted an important lecture by a leading expert on the science of memory, Professor Elizabeth Loftus of the University of California, Irvine. Loftus is…

The devil rides out (again)

The devil rides out (again)

A fact-finding hearing in the Family Division was recently asked to consider the dramatic question of whether a satanic or other cult existed, in which babies were murdered and children…

Victimology and ‘justice as therapy’

Victimology and ‘justice as therapy’

This week, Labour’s Victims’ Taskforce published its recommendations on a victims’ law. Its authors are ex-DPP Keir Starmer QC, Doreen Lawrence and Peter Neyroud. Its special advisers are a QC…

Abuse inquiries – an exercise in futility?

Abuse inquiries – an exercise in futility?

There is a vogue for historic abuse inquiries in the English-speaking world. The latest attempt by the Government to set up such an inquiry has foundered, after the powerful victims’…

Should we wrap victims up in cotton wool?

Should we wrap victims up in cotton wool?

Victims enjoy unprecedented attention in public and political debate today. We are constantly told that their needs are not being met, that society is ‘failing victims’ and that more needs…

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