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5 May 1988
A Matter of Justice: The Legal System in Ferment 
by Michael Zander.
Tauris, 323 pp., £16.50, February 1988, 1 85043 040 3
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The Coercive State: The Decline of Democracy in Britain 
by Paddy Hillyard and Janie Percy-Smith.
Fontana, 352 pp., £5.95, February 1988, 0 00 637083 7
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... suggested, to mollify him, that the Address might begin: ‘We your judges, conscious as we are of each other’s manifold defects ...’ I have to admit, in relation to the subtitle of Professor Zander’s book, that I was not conscious that the legal system was in ferment. But a lot depends on your point of observation. From inside a deeply conservative and complacent profession almost anything ...

Whose Justice?

Stephen Sedley

23 September 1993
The Report of the Royal Commission on Criminal Justice 
HMSO, 261 pp., £21.50, July 1993, 0 10 122632 2Show More
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... training for solicitors, and for the videotaping of interviews. But the majority of the Commissioners take a stance on breaches of fair procedure that has provoked an important dissent from Professor MichaelZander, supported by Yve Newbold. The majority view is that in cases in which the pre-trial procedures have been improperly conducted, it is only where the Court of Appeal thinks the eventual ...


R.W. Johnson

4 June 1987
Traitors: The Labyrinths of Treason 
by Chapman Pincher.
Sidgwick, 346 pp., £13.95, May 1987, 0 283 99379 0
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The Secrets of the Service: British Intelligence and Communist Subversion 1939-51 
by Anthony Glees.
Cape, 447 pp., £18, May 1987, 0 224 02252 0
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Freedom of Information – Freedom of the Individual? 
by Clive Ponting, John Ranelagh, Michael Zander and Simon Lee, edited by Julia Neuberger.
Macmillan, 110 pp., £4.95, May 1987, 0 333 44771 9
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... 1974, and the pot he had stirred so hard for so long continued to boil for some while after that. An indication of the prevailing climate within MI5 is given by the fact that it was in 1975 that Michael Bettaney (later jailed for trying, unsuccessfully, to sell secrets to the KGB) was recruited. What is usually forgotten in the Pincheresque version of events is that Bettaney was a deeply unstable ...

In Däräsge Maryam

Jeremy Harding: The East Wall of the Maqdas

23 January 2014
... bid to become emperor of a unified state. Däräsge Maryam was completed in 1852, under the supervision of two of Webe’s German protégés, the botanist Georg Wilhelm Schimper and the artist Eduard Zander. This photograph of the East Wall of the maqdas – the holy of holies at the centre of the church – is from The Story of Däräsge Maryam by Dorothea McEwan, the Warburg’s archivist from 1993 to ...
19 December 1991
... a majority of people that our constitution and freedoms have the reality, as well as the splendour, of the emperor’s new clothes. For the handful of liberals – Lord Scarman, Anthony Lester, MichaelZander – who have been arguing for decades that we need to have our rights and the government’s powers written down and invigilated by independent judges, the Nineties are looking like the moment ...

Feasting on Power

John Upton: David Blunkett’s Criminal Justice Bill

10 July 2003
... behemoth in the number of its clauses. ‘Will even full implementation of this raft of proposals significantly increase the proportion of offences that are solved or reduce the level of crime?’ MichaelZander has asked plaintively of the Bill. ‘It is unlikely.’ It is equally unlikely that New Labour will give a damn what anyone thinks. In its determination to shift power radically towards the ...
10 November 1994
... had or had not been secured; study of police surgeons involved opinion about how well or badly qualified they are to identify suspects in need of psychiatric help. The Crown Court study by MichaelZander and Paul Henderson was of value precisely because it gave us the opinions of all the principal participants in all the cases which went through the Crown Court within the period of the study; if, as ...

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