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Simon McKay is a solicitor advocate at McKay Law solicitors and advocates. Simon specialises in covert policing, intelligence and witness protection; undertakes regulatory work, principally for national sports regulatory bodies; and handles media cases generally where there is a privacy or human rights issue. Simon was the legal expert on phone hacking used by the Guardian and represented the Sunday Telegraph in the MPs' expenses case. Simon’s book Covert Policing Law & Practice is available at www.oup.com/uk/law and he blogs at www.simonmckay.wordpress.com.

Covert policing under scrutiny

I described the law relating to covert policing at a recent debate hosted by the Open Rights Group as somewhat of a confidence trick (defined by the Cambridge Dictionary as…

Judicial mischief

There is an unjustifiably little known text book called Miscarriages of Justice: a review of justice in error. Its editors were the esteemed Professor Clive Walker and (then) junior barrister…

Caution on Tasers

Bernard Hogan Howe, the newly appointed Commissioner of Police, has said that every police car should be equipped with tasers that can then be made more routinely available to police…