Calum Stewart

Calum Stewart

Hi, I'm Calum, a final-year LLB student at the University of York, part-time family law paralegal, and aspiring member of the criminal Bar. I’ll be offering an honest insight into the life of a wannabe barrister – juggling studies, employment, pro bono commitments and a never-ending search for further experience. Take a seat, grab a cuppa’ and accompany me on my (hopeful) road to pupillage.

Posts

04/09/2017

Archaic law lands cyclist with possible prison sentence

The most recent news story with an archaic legal edge to reach the front pages involved cyclist Charlie Alliston, found guilty last week at the Old Bailey after knocking down and killing a 44-year-old woman with his bicycle in East London.

01/08/2017

Who run the world? Girls

Baroness Hale, the UK's highest ranking female judge, is to be appointed president of the Supreme Court.

01/08/2017

Cameras in court: Facebook’s favourite judge

Judge Frank Caprio has become the internet’s newest judicial sensation.

04/05/2017

What ever happened to the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011?

The Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, legislated for by the previous Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government, was supposed to make five-year parliaments the standard.