Legal English

To Codify Or Not To Codify

The advantages and disadvantages of having a codified criminal system The absence in English law of a single authoritative criminal code is a frequent source of bafflement for those, such as Italian lawyers and students of law, who take such things for granted. In Italy if you want to know […]

European Law – an introduction

What do Cornish pasties[1], Parma ham and Stornaway black pudding[2] all have in common? The answer, of course, can be found in Brussels,. It was the German Iron Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, who said “laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.”   Nowhere is this […]