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This year there will be a number of events to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Law in Action will be broadcasting a special edition from the British Library on 3 February.

I presented the first edition of Law in Action on 14 October 1984. On 14 October 2014, Radio Four broadcast a special programme to mark the 30th anniversary. In it, Lady Hale, Lord Judge and Sir Keir Starmer QC discussed 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. 

During the autumn 2014 run, I conducted the first interview that Sir Mark Waller has gave as intelligence services commissioner and the first interview that Jeremy Wright QC gave as attorney general.

In the first programme of the summer 2014 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. Also, a former Lord Chief Justice considered 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.

In programme 4 I learned about the social media revolution that's changing the face of policing. Also on the programme, there was a story for listeners who think that human rights have not gone far enough. 

I was on the judging panel for the Halsbury Legal Awards 2014

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 in September 2014. I was awarded my fourth honorary LLD by the University of Law in November 2014.

The October 2013 series of Law in Action began with a full-length and revealing 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 18 June 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 28,000 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 was 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.

1 January 2015