I am currently working on two law reform projects



Promoting a National Legal Service                 

The English and Welsh legal aid system is broken beyond repair. 

It is time for a new vision. 

Roger Smith and I have written a paper proposing a National Legal Service.

We believe this proposal should be included in the legislative programme of any new, incoming government.

Changing Kitchen Knife Design

Many of the cases I tried as a circuit judge involved young people who received life-threatening wounds after being stabbed by kitchen knives.  How often do we use the points of knives in our kitchens? 

Although the blades of knives can disfigure, they rarely kill.  It is the points which are lethal. 

John Crichton, an eminent psychiatrist, and I have been campaigning for a change to the design of kitchen knives.