UK Courts

Tobacco Companies Lose Appeal Court Challenge Over Plain Packaging

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK

Tobacco companies have lost the latest round of their legal battle against the Government’s new plain-packaging rules. In May, they suffered what an...

Labour Lambasts Government Over Access To Justice 'Crisis' Following Legal Aid Cuts

Oliver Carter | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Politics
Oliver Carter

If you value access to justice and the rule of law, we urge you to join us in campaigning for a sustainable, effective and fair system of legal aid which ensures that no one is denied justice because of their inability to pay.

Stephen Port Found Guilty Of Murdering Four Men

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK

Serial killer Stephen Port has been found guilty at the Old Bailey of the murders of four men. The 41-year-old former chef invited Jack Taylor, Daniel...

BNP And EDL To March With Nigel Farage In Supreme Court Protest

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Politics

A host of far-right groups are set to join Nigel Farage in a march on the Supreme Court. Britain First, The British National Party (BNP) and English ...

Sexual History Is Not Circumstantial Evidence

Caitlin Doherty | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Caitlin Doherty

Sexual history apparently constitutes circumstantial evidence in a court of law. Are women now legally bound by the expectation to behave in exactly the same way with any man that they have done with any man previously in the entirety of their romantic lives?

Judge Struggles To See Link Between Black Lives Matter Airport Protest And Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK

A judge has criticised nine Black Lives Matter protestors who occupied the runway of a busy London airport, disrupting thousands of travellers holiday...

Alton Towers Amputee Calls For Disablist Hate Crime To Be Treated Like Racism After Online Abuse

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK

Alton Towers roller coaster amputee Vicky Balch, 21, has slammed social media bullies who mocked her for doing a lingerie shoot. Balch, from Buxton ...

The Conservative Record on Justice

Richard Burgon | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Burgon

My priority as Shadow Justice Secretary will be to put forward a credible plan for publicly funded legal advice which takes as its starting point the needs of our society. This will be the foundation upon which our Party delivers true access to justice for all.

Alice Gross' Parents Renew Support For Freedom Of Movement After 'Unlawful Killing' Verdict

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK

The family of schoolgirl Alice Gross have spoken out in favour of freedom of movement rules after an inquest concluded their daughter was "unlawfully ...

Dozens Of Convicted Murderers Poised To Test Supreme Court Ruling That Could See Them Freed

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK

Dozens of convicted murderers convicted under joint enterprise laws will have appeals heard from Tuesday - four months after the Supreme court set asi...

London Mother Wants Boris Johnson's Record On Air Pollution Examined After Daughter's Asthma Death

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK

A grieving mother has described the "horrendous" asthma attack - she suspects caused by air pollution - that killed her daughter. Rosamund Kissi-Debr...

Knifeman Who Inspired 'You Ain't No Muslim Bruv' Denies Trying To Behead Commuter In Station

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK

A man whose attack on commuters at a London train station sparked the "you ain't no Muslim, bruv" backlash has denied he tried to behead one passenger...

Celebrity Threesome Star Now Tries To Gag Twitter

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK

The star at the centre of the celebrity threesome injunction is now reportedly trying to stop his name from circulating on social media, even in count...

US Editor Vows To Expose More Brit Celebs Behind Injuctions

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK

The editor of a US tabloid who identified both a celebrity threesome couple and the married actor that Helen Wood reportedly had sex with, has vowed t...

Hillsborough Police Were 'Paid Money To Tell Lies' A Furious Andy Burnham Says

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK

Andy Burnham has demanded police investigating the Hillsborough disaster be prosecuted for being paid public money to "tell lies". The shadow home sec...

Press Banned From Naming Woman Who Died After 'Losing Sparkle'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK

Journalists have been banned from reporting the name of a woman who died after refusing life-saving treatment, over fears it would infringe her family...

Schoolboy Who Idolised Yorkshire Ripper Found Guilty Of Frenzied Stranger Killings

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK

Warning: story contains graphic content A teenage boy who was obsessed with killers including the Yorkshire Ripper has been found guilty of mu...

5 Celebrities Whose Attempts To Gag The Press With Super-Injunctions Backfired

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK

News that a married celebrity dad who allegedly cheated on his spouse in a threesome gained an injunction against the British press to hide his identi...

Adam Johnson Lodges Appeal Against Sexual Activity Conviction

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

Disgraced footballer Adam Johnson has begun an appeal against his conviction for sexual activity with a child, a court official has confirmed, and wil...

Husband 'Decapitated Wife And Flushed Her Head Down The Toilet'

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK

An estranged husband decapitated his wife of 30 years, smashed up her head and flushed it down the toilet in an act of "pure hatred", a court heard. C...

Cameras To Be Allowed Inside Crown Courts Within Weeks

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 20.03.2016 | UK

Television cameras are set to be allowed into Crown Courts for the first time, it has been revealed. Sentencing remarks made by senior judges will be ...

London Church Fined Over 3am Demon Banishing Services

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK

A south London church has been fined several thousand pounds for annoying neighbours with noisey 3am services aimed at banishing 'demons'. Magistrates...

Harris On Seven New Charges Including Assault On Disabled Woman

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK

Rolf Harris has denied seven further sex attacks, including an assault on a disabled woman and offences at the BBC, after appearing in London's Westmi...

Family Court Magistrate Sacked For Gay Adoption Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK

A Christian magistrate who has been sacked after opposing adoption by gay parents during a BBC interview has labelled the decision "intolerant" and is...

Cameron's Prison Visit Got Very Awkward When He Was Given This Message

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK

Here's a sight some of his fiercest critics will be pleased with - David Cameron behind bars. The Prime Minister was visiting HMP Onley ahead of a...