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I presented the first edition of Law in Action on 14 October 1984. We shall be broadcasting a special programme to mark the 30th anniversary on 14 October 2014. in it, Lady Hale, Lord Judge and Sir Keir Starmer QC discuss the most significant legal developments over the past 30 years. We took a vote at the recording, before an invited audience in Gray's Inn, with surprising results. 

The previous series of Law in Action was on the air in June 2014. In the first programme of the summer series, we asked why it has proved so difficult to confiscate criminals' assets. Also in the programme: how Google had to implement the "right to be forgotten" and what happens when a composer writes music that sounds very much like another composer's work.

Programme 2 explored the proposal to hold an entire terrorist trial behind closed doors. We took a critical look at a government bill called SARAH. And we asked whether the prosecutor in the Pistorius trial would be able to get away with that sort of thing over here. Also: a former Lord Chief Justice on why the United States has such reverence for Magna Carta.

On Programme 3 I visited an open prison, something a number of journalists have tried unsuccessfully to do recently, and asked the prisoners why they don't walk out. Also, there was an interview with George Bizos, Nelson Mandela's lawyer.

In programme 4 I learned about the social media revolution that's changing the face of policing. Also this week, the businessman who took the criminal law into his own hands; why the Washingtom Redskins may soon be red in the face; and a story for those of you who think that human rights have not gone far enough. 

I was on the judging panel for the Halsbury Legal Awards 2014. I am also invoved in the celebrations planned to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta next year.

Nottingham Trent University awarded me an honorary LLD in July 2012 for what the dean of the law school described as my "highly significant contribution to the scrutiny and understanding of the law and the legal system". This was my second honorary degree; the first was from the University of Hertfordshire in 1999.

The University of Lincoln awarded me an honorary doctorate in law on 10 September.

A fourth university has invited me to accept an honorary LLD in November. I will name it once its invitation has been made public.

On the first programme of the spring 2014 series of Law in Action, I asked the director of the Serious Fraud Office why we haven't yet seen any banking executives in the dock. Britain's banks had to be bailed out because they were too big to fail. But are the bankers too big to jail? Also in the programme: why a judge had to stop the trial of the man accused of the Hyde Park bombing; and what will happen to anyone on trial when defence lawyers, who are protesting about legal aid cuts, take off their wigs and walk out of court.

On programe two, I asked the Attorney General whether we would soon see jurors in the dock. Also in that edition, I heard about a new scheme to help litgants in person who turn up at the Chancery Division of the High Court and asked whether anyone could carry out a citizen's arrest of Tony Blair.

Programme three explored cameras in court, manorial rights and the differences between Scots law and English law.

The final programme in the series looked at trust in the police. It was recorded in front of an audience in Liverpool.

I took part in a conversation with Conor Gearty on 16 January 2014 at the London School of Economics. You can download an audio or video recording here.

The October 2013 series of Law in Action began with a full-length and revealng interview with the then attorney general, Dominic Grieve QC MP. In the last programme of the series, on November 5, I interviewed the president of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, becoming the first journalist to do so since the creation of the court; it was set up in 2000 to hear complaints against MI5, MI6 and GCHQ. An extended version of my interview with Mr Justice Burton can be heard on the programme website

I was invited by the European Commission to deliver an introductory speech at a major conference in Brussels in November 2013. It was aimed at "shaping justice policies in Europe for the years to come". The other introductory speakers were ministers of justice, past and present. You can read my remarks here and watch the video (with translations into other languages if you prefer).

I chaired a debate on legal aid for the Bar Council on June 18, 2013. It runs for just over an hour and you can watch the video here.

I was gratified to find that I was the only journalist to be included in the Times Law 100 list of most inflential lawyers for 2012. It does not look as if the newspaper will be compiling another such list.

I started tweeting in January 2011 and now have more than 25,000 followers. I use Twitter both to break stories (such as judicial appointments) and to alert readers to my work published elsewhere. 

I write weekly for the the Guardian's online law page. You can read my columns here. I also write a column twice a month for the Law Society Gazette.

I am sorry to see that, more than five years after I stopped writing for the Daily Telegraph, the newspaper seems to have purged the material I wrote on my Telegraph blog (although the headline survives).

My book Privacy and the Press has been published in a Chinese translation by the China Legal Publishing House. The ISBN is 978-7-5093-3455-3 and you can buy it here. Note the list of chapter headings towards the bottom of the page: one was untranslatable.

My email and postal addresses can be found at the bottom right-hand corner of this page.

10 October 2014