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Cross-examining children in court

We’re all familiar with films and TV programmes in which a witness is demolished through tough cross-examination by the other side’s lawyer. But what if the witness is a child – how should he or she be questioned? The Guardian has just published this extract from Children and Cross-Examination – a new book by one of my colleagues, Professor John Spencer. […]

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“Law in Focus”

The Law Faculty at Cambridge has just launched a series of short videos called “Law in Focus”, in which issues of current legal interest are explained and commented on by Faculty members with expertise in the relevant area. Here are the first two videos:

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Welcome to applyingforlaw

Welcome to applyingforlaw – a blog for those who are thinking about applying, or who have recently applied, to study Law at University. Prospective Law students often ask me what they should be reading – to enable them to make up their minds about whether Law is the right course of them, to help to start thinking about legal issues as […]