Blog posts

A mish-mash of of thoughts, features, opinions, links and ramblings.

January 28, 2016

Manchester to Barcelona by car

New on the no-fly travel website Feet on the Ground this week: my piece on travelling from Manchester to Barcelona by...

December 1, 2015

Ching-He Huang

In the age of the celebrity chef, it seems that the only qualifications needed for a lucrative book deal or newspaper...

January 7, 2015

Rape myths and the justice system: unsafe convictions aren’t the problem, securing convictions is

7 October 2016 Update This post was written in 2015. The conviction referred to has since been quashed and the alleged perpetrator...

August 29, 2014

Reflections on Leveson – new on The Justice Gap

My latest post on The Justice Gap about Leveson, IPSO and the PCC.  

July 30, 2014

Cut copy: writing habits that shouldn’t make the page

I read Peter Labrow’s top 15 copywriting gripes  with interest, punctuating my reading with “Yes! I hate that!” more than once. I agree...

July 11, 2014

Zero-hours contracts: how the coalition enabled them to flourish

Vince Cable has announced a ban on exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts, following a government consultation into the controversial business practice....

June 18, 2014

My response to the Daily Mail’s Leveson statement

In February 2011 I wrote about my experiences with the Daily Mail newspaper for a guest post on the No Sleep...

June 18, 2014

A true story of Daily Mail lies

This post originally appeared as a guest entry on the excellent No Sleep Til Brooklands blog written by Jonathan Headington. I...

November 29, 2012

‘A fair and balanced report’ – my opinion on Leveson for The Justice Gap

The excellent The Justice Gap website asked for my reaction to the long-awaited Leveson report, and I was more than happy...

February 13, 2012

Changes to legal aid could put justice out of reach for libel victims

I recently wrote a piece for Justice Gap on the effects the proposed legal aid bill will have on libel cases;...