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Chronicles of an aspiring novelist by Philippa Hall

Everyone has a book in them, right? But does everyone have that killer opening line? (This piece first appeared in ...

World Cup adventures by Francis Cassidy

World Cup fever is high. English fans are ecstatic. It may be coming home. So, what’s it like to attend ...

Zimran Samuel: interview

Zimran Samuel from Doughty Street Chambers talks about FGM, working at the UN, human rights, international law and playing blues ...

I wanted to disappear -the battle with anorexia

By Carmen I’ve always been an unusual girl. I wanted to live in another era, loved different things from those ...

Good enough parenting

Barrister Francesca Conn ponders motherhood v work and that divisive phrase much loved by family courts ‘good enough parenting’   ...

The child in care who became a child care lawyer ...

I’ve heard child care judges wonder what becomes of all the abused children whose cases they hear. Some of us ...

GONE BABY GONE – by Edith (not her real ...

Sometimes I think of a future without children and I feel exhilarated by the freedom. The skies widen, I see ...