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Simon McKay is a barrister specialising in criminal, human rights and regulatory law

Levi Bellfield confession: what next?

Levi Bellfield confession: what next?

  ‘A lie is when you say something happened which didn’t happen. But there is only ever one thing which happened at a particular time and a particular place. And…

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…