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FB's writings in Chronological Order

 

1980 - 1989

 

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1980
1980.001 . ‘Legislative Technique’ (Sir Noel Hutton, the PCO, juries etc.) 130 NLJ (1980) pp 56-58
1980.002 . ‘Statutory sanity’ Professional Administration 1980 Vol 10 N o. 1 pp. 8-9
1980.003 . ‘Statute law processing: the composite restatement method I’ (See also 1980.033) 124 SJ (1 Feb 1980) p 71
1980.004 . ‘Legislative Technique’ (Sir Harold Kent, Lord Denning and discretion for bureaucrats) 130 NLJ (6 Mar 1980) pp 243-244
1980.005 .

‘Drafting Practice’ (Drafting: definite article mandatory or directory, mischief, long titles)

124 SJ (21 Mar 1980) pp 195-196
1980.006 . Drafting: Cross Driedger and Hoyt, 130 NLJ (1980) 493
1980.007 . Review of Legislative Drafting: A New Approach by Sir W Dale [Spring 1980] Stat LR 1 p.61-64
1980.008 . ‘Framing the crime of attempt’ 130 NLJ (1980) 725
1980.009 . ‘Drafting practice’ 124 SJ (1980) 567

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1980.010 NLJ ‘Principal Acts and textual amendment’ 130 NLJ (1980) pp 913-914
1980.011 Book 7 Statute Law (1st edn) Publishing Details
1980.012 . ‘The literal rule of interpretation’ 130 NLJ (1980) 1156
1980.013 . ‘Law and Class’ LRB, 1 May 1980
1980.014 . Arrogance of the Parliamentary Counsel Office (letter) 130 NLJ (6 Mar 1980) 246
1980.015 . ‘Updating construction (letter)’ Crim LR 23 Nov 1980
1980.016 . ‘Religion as an aid to law’ (letter) LSG 23 Jan 1980
1980.017 . The New Comfort Column 100 TFT 7 (1980) 101
1980.018 . Sex Morality Changed (official) 100 TFT 8 (1980) 118
1980.019 . Demented Dogma 100 TFT 9 (1980) pp 134-135

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1980.020 . Review of Human Ethics -Dialogue on Basics, edited by Morris B. Storer, 100 TFT (1980) 187
1980.021 . Review of My Guru and his Disciple by Christopher Isherwood 100 TFT (1980) pp 170-171
1980.022 . ‘Drafting of the Theft Act 1978 s 3’ [1980] Crim LR 670
1980.023 T024L Further objections to a Bill of Rights The Times, 9 Jan 1980
1980.024 T025L Further objections to the European Human Rights Convention The Times, 14 Apr 1980
1980.025 T026L Attempted theft The Times, 19 Jun 1980
1980.026 T027L Further thoughts on crimes of attempt The Times, 11 Jul 1980
1980.027 T028L How the House of Lords could reform itself The Times, 5 Aug 1980
1980.028 T029L Why there should be a Human Rights parliamentary select committee The Times, 29 Sep 1980
1980.029 . ‘Sex and Law’ The Advocate, Easter 1980

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1980.030 . Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 For the original article and subsequent correspondence including this letter see 1979.005 130 NLJ (3 Jan 1980) 22
1980.031 . Anonymous anti-abortion advertising 130 NLJ (24 Jan 1980)
1980.032 . Secret inspection of documents by judges SJ (4 Jan 1980)
1980.033 . ‘Statute law processing: the composite restatement method II’ (See also 1980.003) 124 SJ (8 Feb 1980), pp 92-95

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1981
1981.001 . ‘Legislative technique: homonyms & attempts’ 131 NLJ (1981) 192
1981.002 . ‘Drafting practice’ 125 SJ (1981) 139
1981.003 . ‘Bringing Acts into force: the computer dimension’ 131 NLJ (1981) 356
1981.004 NLJ...L Letter 'Jamaica Schedule' amplifying 1981.003. See 1981.003 for complete article with associated letters 131 NLJ (1981) 586
1981.005 . ‘Leave my word alone’ 131 NLJ (1981) 596
1981.006 . ‘Drafting practice’ 125 SJ (1981) 420
1981.007 . ‘Can there be an infringing copy without a copyright infringement?’ 131 NLJ (1981) 749
1981.008 . ‘Another reverse for the Law Commissions’ Interpretation Bill’ 131 NLJ (1981) 840
1981.009 . ‘Credit or theft: the Lambie case’ 131 NLJ (1981) 1041

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1981.010 . ‘Legol and the electronic home lawyer’ LSG (1981) 1334
1981.011 . ‘Modern Royal Assent procedure at Westminster’ [Autumn 1981] Stat LR 2, p.133 - 147
1981.012 Book 8 The Consumer Credit Act Manual (2nd edn) Publishing Details
1981.013 . Composite Restatement of Legislative Texts’ (Script of VHS Video) Oyez Longman
1981.014 SJ...A ‘Who Should Lay Down Prosecution Guidelines?’ 125 SJ (1981) 534
1981.015 . Review of Dictionary of Medical Ethics - Revised and Enlarged Edition. Edited by A. S. Duncan. G. R. Dunstan and R. B. Welbourn. Darton 11 TFT (1981. 123
1981.016 . ‘The Rule of Law’ 101 TFT (1981) 175
1981.017 T030L Lord Denning should retire The Times, 20 Jan 1981
1981.018 A002L 'Prosecution of the Romans in Britain' Letter in The Author, Autumn 1981
1981.019 . Reversing Lord Denning 131 NLJ, 5 Mar 1981

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1981.020 . Is precision drafting enough? SJ 17 Apr 1981
1981.021 SLR001L First year of the Statute Law Review [1981] Stat LR 63 [Spring 1981] Stat LR 2, p.63 - 64
1981.022 OBS001L Support for the Social Democratic Party The Observer, 5 Apr 1981

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1982
1982.001 . ‘The need for training in Statute Law’ LSG (1982) 219
1982.002 . Follow-up letter to 1982.001 LSG (1982) 664
1982.003 . ‘Penalty points - a transitional problem’ (pseudonymous – ‘Piers Darkly’) LSG (1982) 1622
1982.004 . ‘Peace at any price’ .
1982.005 . Cambridge lecture on legislative drafting: 'The Tortoise and the Lettuce Leaf, or Turning Words into Laws' Lecture at Queens’ College, Cambridge 1982
1982.006 . Construing a multiple broad term SJ Sep 1982

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1983
1983.001 . ‘Making off without payment’ Crim LR (1983) 205
1983.002 . 'Founding of Statute Law Society’ Stat LR 4 [Spring 1983], pp.63 - 64
1983.003 . Citation of unreported cases LSG (29 Jun 1983) 1635
1983.004 . ‘Scientific statutory interpretation and the Franco scheme’ [1983] BTR 2, pp.74-89
1983.005 . ‘The controversy over drafting style’ LSG (1983) 2355, 3211
1983.006 Book 9 Statute Law (2nd edn) Publishing Details
  088 Chapter 9 - Existing Rules of Interpretation  
  Ch9
  167 Doubt-factor V: The Fallible Draftsman (1)
  Ch16
  198 Doubt-factor V: The Fallible Draftsman (3)
  Ch18
  216 The Administrative Processor
  Ch20
  289 Aiding Text-comprehension (2): Composite Restatement
  Ch27
  307 Illustration of the Restatement Method
  App B
1983.007 . Review of The Influence Of Pornography On Behaviour Edited by Maurice Yaffé and Edward C. Nelson 103 TFT (1983) 42
1983.008 . ‘The Humanist Chance in Ulster’ 103 TFT (1983) 13
1983.009 . ‘Britain and the Falkland Islands’ (Letter) 103 TFT 5 (1983) 77

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1983.010 . FB’s review of Legislation by Miers and Page 127 SJ (11 Mar 1983) 170
1983.011 T031L Delays in activating the Consumer Credit Act 1974 The Times, 3 Feb 1983
1983.012 T032L Why Acts should contain a ‘historical file’ The Times, 2 May 1983
1983.013 T033L Objections to proportional representation The Times, 15 Jun 1983
1983.014 T034L Our house is still our castle The Times, 25 Jun 1983
1983.015 T035L There will never again be paid jobs for all The Times, 28 Jul 1983
1983.016 T036L More thoughts on unemployment The Times, 21 Sep 1983
1983.017 . Story donated by FB to the ‘Help the Aged’ book Tales out of School - The early misdeeds of the famous Collectors Books Limited 1983
1983.018 . ‘How Bratby Painted My Portrait’ .
1983.019 . Duty of courts to lay down the law 133 NLJ Sep 1983

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1983.020 . Scandalous interpretation of ‘found drunk’ SJ 22 Apr 1983
1983.021 . Theoriginal meaning of ‘police’ SJ 6 May 1983
1983.022 . Displacing the name of a book’s author SJ 25 Nov 1983
1983.023 SLR003 'Founding of Statute Law Society’ This modification to the earlier letter (see 1983.002) has also been appended to the end of that document Stat LR, Summer 1983, 4, p. 128
1983.024   Council for Legal Education (CLE) lectures  

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1984
1984.001 Book 10 Statutory Interpretation (1st edn) Publishing Details
1984.002 . ‘Propositions of law in conviction appeals’ Crim LR (1984) 282
1984.003 T037L The miners’ strike: failing to prosecute Scargill The Times, 31 Jul 1984
1984.004 T038L Treating fines as a business expense The Times, 10 Aug 1984
1984.005 T039L More thoughts on prosecuting Scargill The Times, 22 Aug 1984
1984.006 T040L Women entitled to ordination since 1919 The Times, 22 Aug 1984
1984.007 T041L Still more thoughts on prosecuting Scargill The Times, 29 Dec 1984
1984 008 . Problems in consolidating Acts 134 NLJ 20 Jul 1984
1984 009 . Citation of unreported cases SJ Jun 1984
1984 010 SLR004L Punctuation in statutes [Autumn 1984] Stat LR 5, p.199 - 200

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1985
1985.001 . Mass Picketing and the 1875 Act Crim LR (1985) 64
1985.002 . ‘Trade descriptions or how to tackle a problem of statutory interpretation’ 135 NLJ 953
1985.003 . ‘The Crown Prosecution Service’ LSG (1985) 3676
1985.004 T042L Juries trying aliens The Times, 17 Jun 1985
1985.005 T043L The missing concept of courtesy The Times, 10 Sep 1985

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1986
1986.001 Book 11 Information Sources in Law ed R Logan (chapter 3), Publishing Details
1986.002 Book 12 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1985 (chapter entitled ‘Statute Law’) Published by Butterworths
1986.003 . ‘The Crown Prosecution Service’ Crim LR (1986) 3
1986.004 . ‘A point on the Companies Consolidation’ 130 Sol J (1986) 736
1986.005 Book 13 The Consumer Credit Act Manual (3rd edn) Publishing Details
1986.006 . ‘Consumer credit: the narrowing of “linked transactions” in relation to the total charge for credit’ JBL (1986) 294
1986.007 . ‘The technique of codification’ Crim LR (1986) 295
1986.008 . ‘Attorney General as leader of the Bar’ (letter) LSG 26 Mar 1986
1986.009 T044L Why water shouldn’t be privatised The Times, 6 May 1986

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1986.010 T045L Round-the-houses motor racing The Times, 29 Aug 1986
1986.011 T046L Walking to school The Times, 22 Oct 1986
1986.012 A003L Writing by computer I Letter in The Author, Spring 1986
1986.013 A004L Writing by computer II Letter in The Author, Autumn 1986
1986.014 . Independence of prosecution policy 1 Crim LR (1986) 197
1986.015 . Independence of prosecution policy 2 Crim LR (1986) 704

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1987
1987.001 Book 14 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1986 (chapter entitled ‘Statute Law’) Published by Butterworths
1987.002 . ‘Sterilisation of the mentally handicapped’ (letter) LSG 26 Aug 1987
1987.003 SLR005L ‘The Parliamentary Counsel Office (letter)’ Stat LR (Spring 1987) 8, p.68
1987.004 . ‘Dilatory lawyers’ (letter) LSG May 1987
1987.005 . ‘Aids and Morality’ .
1987.006 . This document number is no longer in use. .

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1988
1988.001 Book 15 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1987 (chapter entitled ‘Statute Law’) Published by Butterworths
1988.002 Book 16 The Law Commission and Law Reform ed G Zellick (pages 60 to 66), Publishing Details
1988.003 . Statutory exceptions: a third knot in the Golden Thread?’ Crim LR (1988) 31
1988.004 . Review of Legislative Drafting (3rd edn) by G C Thornton NLJ (1988)
1988.005 . Review of Legislative Drafting (3rd edn) by G C Thornton SJ (1988)
1988.006 . Review of Legislative Drafting (3rd edn) by G.C.Thornton ICLQ (1988)
1988.007 . ‘Defending Liversidge v Anderson’ (letter) DLJ 1988
1988.008 . ‘Ignorant criticism of STATUTE LAW and Statutory Interpretation LS 1988
1988.009 T047L An accused’s right to silence The Times, 26 Oct 1988

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1988.010 T048L Justice must be seen to be done The Times, 16 Dec 1988
1988.011 A005 Self publishing: Two servants needed The Author, Spring 1988

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1989
1989.001 Book 17 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1988 (chapter entitled ‘Statute Law’) Published by Butterworths
1989.002 Book 18 Statutory Interpretation (1st edn Supplement) Publishing Details
1989.003 . ‘Consent to Surgery on a Mentally-handicapped Adult’ 133 Sol J (1989) 245
1989.004 . ‘Legal Practice by Academics’ 133 Sol J (1989) 406
1989.005 . ‘Statute law reform: is anybody listening?’ 133 Sol J (1989) 886
1989.006 . ‘Brutus v Cozens and the meaning of ordinary words’ (letter) Crim LR (1989) 848
1989.007 Book 19 Victorian Railway Days Publishing Details
1989.008 T049L What’s wrong with Bar’s Chambers system The Times, 28 Jan 1989
1989.009 T050L Judges’ interference with Government The Times, 11 May 1989

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1989.010 T051L Integrating Ulster with rest of UK The Times, 3 Jun 1989
1989.011 T052L Controlling football hooligans The Times, 18 Sep 1989
1989.012 DT004L ‘Oxford Professor of Poetry: Heaney' Sisson or Zephaniah?’, Daily Telegraph, 17 May 1989
1989.013 DT005L ‘Should courts be televised?’ Daily Telegraph, 25 May 1989
1989.014 DT006L ‘Poll tax politicking’ Daily Telegraph, 29 May 1989
1989.015 DT007L ‘The defects of proportional representation (PR)’ Daily Telegraph, 5 October 1989
1989.016 A006L 'Fighting off line editors I' Letter in The Author, Summer 1989
1989.017 A007L 'Fighting off line editors II' Letter in The Author, Winter 1989
1989.018 . Democracyhuman rights and politicians SJ 12 May 1989
1989.019 . Spelling of Caernarvon SJ Nov 1989

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