Life in the Time of CoronaVirus #2: the Rule of Law, a Shifting Political Landscape and a “Clash of Arms” – Valerie Eliot Smith

7 04 2020

The first part of this post, “Life in the Time of CoronaVirus: Democracy, Data and Saving Lives“, was to be followed up by a second part: “The Rule of Law and Cultural Differences”. Read the rest of this entry »





Life in the time of CoronaVirus #1: Democracy, Data and Saving Lives – Valerie Eliot Smith

27 03 2020

Planet Earth is currently in the grip of a pandemic, the disease COVID-19, more commonly known as CoronaVirus. The ongoing emergency is creating – and will continue to create – events which are without precedent in modern times. Read the rest of this entry »





Anonymity and a Vulnerable Individual: The Troubling Case of Justyna – Valerie Eliot Smith

11 05 2019

On 8 March 2019, interim judgment was handed down in the apparently unremarkable case of Justyna Zeromska-Smith v United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust [2019] EWHC 552(QB). The decision appears to have been based on the following reasoning: Read the rest of this entry »