1972 – the first IDS Brief was published and I started pupillage. How different labour law then was. Many labour lawyers thought of the subject as a set of rules, wrought by compromise, for order and fairness at the workplace. It was a notion which could not withstand the scrutiny of history, of course. A glance at developments over the last 1,000 issues of IDS Brief makes that clear even to those looking through the most rose-tinted of spectacles.
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William Meade (Senior Clerk)