Category Archives: law

Civilisation: William of Normandy (1027 – 1087)

William of Normandy, AKA William the bastard, AKA King William I of England was something of a mixed bag as historical figures go. He was greedy and ruthless but also a skilled administrator and commander. He came from ignoble beginnings, the son of a peasant woman whose name even is lost to us and rose to become one of the medieval world’s most powerful rulers. A man of his time he was feared in life and humiliated in death. Go figure! Continue reading

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The Guide 24: ‘Hanged if you do, hanged if you don’t’ – a duty of care myth

Do all that you reasonably can.
Don’t break the law. Continue reading

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The Guide 23: Duty of care: A slug in a bottle

“You must take reasonable care to avoid acts or omissions which you can reasonably foresee would be likely to injure your neighbour.” Continue reading

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The Guide 20: The invalidating environment

The very basis of emotional development is destabilised by the environment itself – or rather by the people who share that environment with the developing child. Continue reading

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Alfred the Great (849 – 899) part 2

Alfred’s influence stretches far beyond the ninth century world he inhabited. Without Alfred we would live in a very different (I suspect a much poorer, religiously dominated) society indeed. Continue reading

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Course design 13: Take the time to tell the tale

Before they realise it the participants have gone from work to law without a hiccup. This is the value of narrative. From stories and case studies to participants’ own experiences and even newspaper headlines, stories work. Continue reading

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Psychosis recovery day 4.2: Advance decisions – some legal stuff

An Advance Decision is not an Advance Agreement. People making Advance Decisions do not need workers to agree – they need them to comply. Continue reading

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Privileged glimpses 25: Who put us in charge?

In those early days I would take it upon myself to stop residents at the door and expect them to explain to me why they were safe to go outside. Continue reading

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Privileged glimpses 15: A duty of care myth

This gives people the sense that they are: Hanged if they do and Hanged if they don’t Continue reading

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Biffers Bust into Beyond UKIP Cabaret meeting

Before police arrive, a group member is also heard telling one of the cabaret organisers, “You left wing scum, you’ve overstepped the mark and you’ll find us on your doorstep”, and citing Winston Churchill’s campaign to “keep Britain white”. Continue reading

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