UK Courts

Beauty Queen And Lawyer's £1 Million Divorce Leaves Judge Speechless

PA | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK

A former beauty queen and her estranged husband have been criticised by a judge for running up lawyers' bills of more than £1 million fighting each o...

God Forced To Prove His Existence In Court Of Law

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK

A man named God has been forced to prove his existence in a New York court. God Gazarov, 27, pursued legal action after Equifax failed to provide h...

Former MP Avoids Jail Over Teen Assaults, As Court Hears Of His 'Drink Problem'

PA | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK

Former MP Eric Joyce has avoided jail after attacking two teenagers in an "unjustified and unprovoked" attack, but has been ordered to undergo a viole...

Killer Nurse Who Poisoned Vulnerable Patients Is Jailed For Life

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK

A nurse who murdered and poisoned patients at a hospital in Stockport will spend at least 35 years in jail, a judge has ruled. Victorino Chua, self...

Christian Bakery That Refused To Make Gay Marriage Cake Guilty Of Discrimination

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK

A court in Northern Ireland has delivered a landmark ruling finding Christian-owned Ashers Baking Company guilty of discrimination for refusing to mak...

The Tragic Victims Of 'Angel Nurse Turned Evil' Who Carried Out Hospital Poisoning Spree

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK

"Angel turned evil" killer nurse Victorino Chua is facing life in jail after he was found guilty of a murderous poisoning spree at Stepping Hill Hospi...

Tesco Cries Over Spilled Milk, Takes Man To Court For £1.50

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK

A man has been taken to court and ordered to pay £1.50 in compensation to a Tesco in Llandrindod Wells - after he spilled some milk. Shopper Corne...

Dating Site For Married People Sued For 'Encouraging Cheating'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A French dating site which caters to married women looking to have affairs is being taken to court for allegedly breaching the country's civil law. ...

Judges Sacked For Watching Porn On Court Computers Have Some Explaining To Do...

PA | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK

Three judges who allegedly viewed pornography on official IT equipment at work have been sacked and a fourth has resigned, the Judicial Conduct Invest...

Teenage Virgin Aimed Knife At Women's Hearts In Portsmouth Stabbing Spree

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK

A teenager who attempted to kill three women because he could not lose his virginity has been jailed for 21 years. Ben Moynihan, 17 at the time of...

Steven Gerrard CCTV Blackmail Plot Ends In Jail For Corrupt Policewoman

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Sport

A corrupt policewoman has been jailed for attempting to blackmail Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard. The former PC was found guilty of illegally s...

Ayesha Ali's Mother And Lesbian Lover Jailed For 8-Year-Old's 'Wicked' Killing

PA | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK

A mother who abused, tortured and killed her eight-year-old daughter while under the spell of her sadistic lesbian lover has been jailed for 13 years....

Asylum-Seeker Can't Be A Lesbian Because She's Got Children, Home Office Claims

Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK

One of the UK’s most influential lesbian campaigners has launched a last-ditch legal bid to thwart her deportation. Aderonke Apata is fighting to...

Heartbreaking Ayesha Ali Letter Shows How Murdered Child Blamed Herself

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK

Police have released the heartwrenching, hand-written notes of tragic 8-year-old Ayesha Ali, who was tortured, abused and killed by her mother and her...

Shocking Video Of Paramedic Leaving Man To Die Outside Hospital

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK

Shocking footage has been released showing a paramedic standing with his hands in his pockets while a man lay dying nearby. Matt Geary, 36, offered...

Why the Doctor Was Acquitted in the UK's First FGM Trial

Felicity Gerry | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK
Felicity Gerry

The UK must empower women and girls to be free from the harmful effects of female genital mutilation (FGM) by ending this global practice. Prosecuting criminal cases must be seen as part of the package of effort necessary to achieve this...

Wigan Man Arrested For Trying To Have Sex With A Postbox

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK

A man from Wigan has been put on the Sex Offenders Register after being caught drunkenly trying to violate a postbox. Paul Bennett, 45, was reporte...

MP Eric Joyce Denies Assaulting Two Children

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Politics

Falkirk MP Eric Joyce has pleaded not guilty to assault and criminal damage relating to an alleged incident in a Camden shop on 17 October. Joyce i...

P&O Chef 'Died In Cling Film Sex Session'

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK

A head chef for P&O Ferries died during a kinky sex game after being wrapped in black plastic sheeting and cling film, a court has heard. Alun Will...

Why Justice Must Be SEEN to Be Done!

Paul Tweed | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK
Paul Tweed

As a lawyer practising in the UK, Ireland and California I welcomed last year's amendment to the Crime and Courts Act to allow TV cameras to be introduced into UK courts. I agree with Lord Chief Justice Hewart when he said "Not only must Justice be done; it must also be seen to be done."

Why the Judicial Hysteria That Followed the 2011 Riots Is Largely the Fault of Politicians

Michael Bond | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK
Michael Bond

In this case, it seems the judiciary went too far. It is surely questionable to factor into sentencing a febrile public mood, particularly when it is stoked by politicians and commentators peddling emotive and unscientific ideas about human behaviour.

Tony Blair's Address Was In Terror Suspect's Car

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife, Cherie Booth, may have been the target of a terror attack, according to reports. Jury members in a "...

Woman Cleared Of Smuggling Money For Syrian Jihadists In Her Knickers

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK

A young woman who tried to smuggle cash in her knickers on a flight to Turkey beamed as she walked free from court after she was dramatically cleared ...

You Will Not Believe Why This Rape Trial Apparently Collapsed...

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK

An investigation has been launched following claims a judge fell asleep in court, causing a child rape trial to be halted. The Judicial Conduct Inv...

Understanding the Importance of Interpreters Through 'Game of Thrones'

Neil Payne | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Neil Payne

Perhaps the most enlightening bit of action we see in GoT that truly exemplifies the challenges of being an interpreter is when for Daenerys Targaryen faces the Good Masters of Astapor.