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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.

Proof magazine: Victimology and ‘justice as therapy’

Proof magazine: Victimology and ‘justice as therapy’

Earlier this year, Labour’s Victims’ Taskforce headed by Sir Keir Starmer QC published its recommendations on a proposed new Victims’ Law. The Conservative Party Manifesto was quick to follow suit…

‘Not every death can be explained. Some cases are intractable’

‘Not every death can be explained. Some cases are intractable’

The marathon litigation surrounding the case of Poppi Worthing, the 13 month old infant who died in hospital in December 2012, has finally come to an end. Mr Justice Peter…

Victimology and ‘justice as therapy’

Victimology and ‘justice as therapy’

Earlier this year, Labour’s Victims’ Taskforce headed by Sir Keir Starmer QC published its recommendations on a proposed new Victims’ Law. The Conservative Party Manifesto was quick to follow suit…

Driving a coach and horses through the presumption of innocence

Driving a coach and horses through the presumption of innocence

Last week the House of Commons held a debate about the work of the Crown Prosecution Service, specifically, the impact of cutbacks on its work. Perhaps predictably, some MPs deplored…

The misery of false allegations

The misery of false allegations

REPORT: Campaigning organisation FACT (Falsely Accused Carers and Teachers)’s Spring Conference on Wrongful Accusations of Abuse was held on May 30th, under the aegis of Cardiff Law School. The morning…

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