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This informed and unconventional view of the history, engineering and architecture of the justice system draws on the author's experience as a barrister, an academic and a judge, most notably in relation to the constitutional changes which have emerged in the last twenty years in the United Kingdom.
Reviews Editorial reviews Publisher Synopsis 'This excellent book gathers lectures and articles which Stephen Sedley has composed over about thirty years, as advocate, trial judge and lord justice.
Readers will be impressed, as I have been, by his learning and by the great sagacity of his judgments on many of the prime legal issues of our time. The book is of obvious interest to legal theorists and practitioners, but it is also astonishingly successful in bringing significant legal issues, even quite complicated ones, within easy reach of general public discussion.
Whichever way you look at it - judging this book by its cover, or covering this book by a judge - you are offered delight and enlightenment from beginning to end. Justice Sedley's thoughtful - and sometimes provocative - comments on the evolution of the justice system in the United Kingdom, the role of Parliament and the courts, and the constitutional role of law in the search for social and individual justice, inform us and challenge us to think more deeply on these matters, so vital to our society.
You could have no interest in the law and read [this] book for pure intellectual delight, for the exquisite, finely balanced prose, the prickly humor, the knack of artful quotation and an astonishing historical grasp.
A novelist could be jealous. These essays are a reflection of a remarkable mind. Astonishing that the originality and open-mindedness were not stamped out by the years of judicial toil. In and out of court, always a good read. Stephen Sedley writes of judging and justice with the deep knowledge that comes from long experience of the law and rich experience of life.
Many more sparks than ashes As he brings his incisive intelligence and deep historical knowledge to the tensions between human rights and common law, to our competing rights and responsibilities, to the dysfunctions of the democratic system and the workings of justice, the very meaning of judiciousness takes on a new force.
This is a book that anyone interested in our polity will savour. I will read it again.
Shelton, Critical Criminology "The best book I've read so far this year Sedley's life is both inspiration and testament to changing the legal light bulb to give off a brighter glow - as is this first book" Geoffrey Roberts, New Statesman "With an impeccable literary style and a nice turn of phrase Shelton, Critical Criminology Read more Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.‘A marvellous collection of essays, steering through profound questions of society, law and justice, which engages the reader in a lively and learned discussion of many themes.
Stephen Sedley writes of judging and justice with the deep knowledge that comes from long experience of the law and rich experience of life.
In Ashes and Sparks British judge Stephen Sedley has published an interesting collection of his writings—primarily essays, lectures and book reviews—which form what is essentially a professional and philosophical autobiography.
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Patrick said: A review of Ashes and Sparks, Essays of Law and Justice by Stephen SedleySedley was a lib /5. Sir Michael Kirby, Justice of the High Court of Australia, 'A marvellous collection of essays, steering through profound questions of society, law and justice, which engages the reader in a lively and learned discussion of many themes.