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Volume 9, Legal Year 2017-2018

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Europe Farewell?

The Rt Hon Lord Mance PC


Going Above and Beyond the Call of Duty? Parsing Judgment and Obiter Dicta

Dr Daniel Clarry

Part I: Commentaries and Reflections

Incremental Changes to the Common law

The Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Vos PC

Comparative Law in the UK Supreme Court

The Rt Hon Lord Reed PC

The Significance of Comparative Law to Common Law Judges -- An Australian Perspective

The Hon Chief Justice Susan Kiefel AC

Wikileaks and International Law: Inviolability vs Inadmissibility in Bancoult (No 3)

Professor Robert McCorquodale
Stephen Kosmin

A Pyrrhic Defeat in 'an unusually difficult case': Incompatibility of Northern Ireland's Abortion Law with Human Rights Law

The Hon Mrs Justice Lieven

Family Law, Ideology and the Recognition of Relationships: R (Steinfeld and Keidan) v Secretary of State for International Development

Dr Jens M Scherpe

The Duty of Care After Robinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police

Professor Donal Nolan

Two ‘Truly Fundamental Issues in the Law of Contract': An Analysis of MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd v Rock Advertising Ltd

Professor Ewan McKendrick QC

End of the Road for the Overpaid Tax Litigation?

Professor Charles Mitchell QC (Hon) FBA

Part II: The Cutting Edge of Dishonesty -- Ivey v Genting Casinos symposium


The Rt Hon the Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE PC FBA

Ivey v Genting Casinos and Dishonesty: New Dawn or False Horizon?

Richard Spearman QC

Ordinary Decent Honesty

Professor John Gardner FBA

‘Pure chance’, Probability and the Regulation of Gambling

Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter OBE FRS


The Hon Michael Beloff QC

Dishonesty Outside of England and Wales: Ivey in International Comparison

Professor Alex Steel

Ivey v Genting Casinos -- Much Ado About Nothing?

Professor David Ormerod QC
Karl Laird

Part III: The 2017--18 Legal Year in Review

Administrative Law

Michael Fordham QC

Admiralty and Shipping Law

Stephen Kenny QC

Civil Procedure

The Hon Mr Justice Swift

Contract, Commercial and Insurance Law

Colin Edelman QC

Criminal Law and Procedure

David Perry QC
William Hays

Employment Law and Professional Misconduct

John Bowers QC

Equality Law

Karon Monaghan QC


Jonathan Crow QC
Karl Anderson

European Union Law

Aidan O'Neill QC

Family Law

Deirdre Fottrell QC
Eleri Jones

Health and Safety Law

Shaheen Rahman QC

Human Rights Law

Helen Mountfield QC
Anita Davies

Immigration and Refugee Law

Manjit Singh Gill QC

International Law and Jurisdiction

Professor Malcolm Shaw QC
Penelope Nevill

Personal Injury, Professional Responsibility and Tort Law

Andrew Warnock QC

Planning, Development and Environmental Law

Stephen Hockman QC
Nicholas Ostrowski

Rating and Tax Law

Alison Foster QC

Restitution and Unjust Enrichment

Laurence Rabinowitz QC
Dr Niranjan Venkatesan

Part IV: Composition, Statistics and Table of Cases

Composition of the Court