UK Courts

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 10.02.2015 | 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.

Cannibalism Fetish Nurse From Kent 'Bought Axe To Use On Teenage Girl'

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK

A nurse with a cannibalism fetish bought an axe he planned to use on a girl he believed to be just 14 years old before eating her, a court has heard. ...

Justice Delayed

Richard Bentwood | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK
Richard Bentwood

What should concern us all though, is a new class of injustice creeping into the system and one which not only can the Courts not deal with, but is one which is created by the Courts themselves. The problem is one of listing.

Children's Doctor Accused Of Sex Offences Against Cancer Sufferers As Young As 11

Posted 04.07.2014 | UK

A children's doctor is accused of sexual offences against cancer sufferers in his care aged as young as 11, prosecutors have told a court. Dr Myles...

'British Neo-Nazi Plotted Cyanide Attack On Non-Aryans'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

A British neo-Nazi plotted to kill non-Aryans in a cyanide attack, a court has heard. Mark Colborne, 36, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court...

A System Which Causes Undue Harm to Victims of Rape

Alex Feis-Bryce | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK
Alex Feis-Bryce

If Blackstone's Formulation is based on the principle that the state should not cause undue or mistaken harm then we need to seriously consider the harm to victims of rape and sexual assault who are subjected to an horrendous ordeal and then tragically failed by a system which allows them to be discredited and humiliated in the name of justice and all too often their courage in coming forward turns out to be in vain.

Rough Justice for Child Abuse Victims

Peter Wanless | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK
Peter Wanless

By any measure 1989 was a momentous year. The Berlin Wall came crashing down and idea of the worldwide web was conceived. There was also a ground-breaking report from a UK judge recommending a better deal for child victims of sexual and other assaults who gave evidence against their abusers.

Brother Bruce Dismisses Claims Against 'Octopus' Rolf Harris

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK

Rolf Harris' 90-year-old brother Bruce has dismissed claims his sibling groped a make-up artist so often she dubbed him an "octopus" as a "ridiculous"...