UK Courts

Divorce: Judges Must Embrace A Different Approach

Jane Robey | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK
Jane Robey

Transformative change could be a few heartbeats away, as long as the will exists. Judges and courts could manage their parenting, property and money dispute cases in a fresh way, using their existing powers to better effect, whilst seriously protecting the families' right to a private life. A novel approach to writing a verdict is one thing: but it's time for judges to use their imaginations in a completely different way.

Our Criminal Justice System Must Reform And Put Victims First, Fast

Nazir Afzal | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK
Nazir Afzal

There are, I'm afraid to say, miscarriages of justice in our courts. Both convictions of the innocent and acquittals of the guilty. How many? I don't know, but each one is shameful. Yes, fewer of these bad prosecutions and more appropriate guilty pleas would unburden the court lists a bit. I believe, though, that the only way to change this failing culture is to shine a harsh light on it.

Should We Remove Children From Drug Addicted Parents? Watch This BBC Documentary, Then Decide

Natasha Phillips | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK
Natasha Phillips

From the teenage boy who tells his mother not to be so hard on herself for relapsing - he tells her it's perfectly normal and that she should keep going - to the daughter who says to her mother she could do this, and get clean and that she wasn't alone, the wisdom, kindness and compassion the documentary allows us to witness, is a window into some of the greatest moments the human condition has to offer.

Lost In The Fog Of Domestic Abuse: A Survivor's Experience

Leah Nasilia | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK
Leah Nasilia

It took 10 years of sporadic physical and emotional abuse and two years of counselling from a specialist domestic abuse worker before my fog cleared and I built the strength to leave. Walking away is the best thing I did, nevertheless, in my opinion, there is potential for the fog to return at times so we need to be proactive in preventing it and supporting women, like me, disperse it when it does.

Teen Plunged To Death In Bungee Jump Because Of Instructor's 'Poor English', Court Rules

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A 17-year-old who was killed in a horrifying bungee-jumping accident in Spain died because of her instructor’s “poor English”, a court has ruled...

Are You Too Intelligent To Be The Victim Of A Crime?

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

When my ex-partner tried to murder me by putting a gun to my head, I was at the top of my game. I had reached a point with my PR companies where I was the go-to for giving voice to the voiceless; I was winning awards for making waves in marketing and diversity. Yes, I consider myself to be an intelligent woman. I also had a vast circle of friends and colleagues and a close-knit family. My greatest obstacle to freedom was my own overbearing feeling of shame.

Britain's Top Judge Launches Scathing Attack On Daily Mail And Liz Truss Over Brexit Case

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK

Britain’s most senior judge has launched a scathing assault on Justice Secretary Liz Truss for her reaction to the landmark legal case over Brexit. ...

I've Launched A Petition To Stop Rocketing Legal Costs

Mary Banham-Hall | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK
Mary Banham-Hall

I've just launched a Petition on calling for the existing court rule that legal costs must be proportionate to the value of the dispute to ...

Uni Students Given Equivalent Of 300 Cups Of Coffee In 'Life-Threatening' Caffeine Study

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Northumbria University has been fined £400,000 over a “life-threatening” caffeine experiment that left two students in intensive care after consu...

Supreme Court Brexit Ruling Finds Government Must Consult MPs Over Article 50

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK

LATEST: Legislation will be introduced “within days” to ensure that the Government can stick to its timetable of triggering the process of leaving...

Ex-Egghead CJ de Mooi Reveals What Lay Behind Those 'Murder' Claims

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 17.12.2016 | UK

Former Eggheads star CJ de Mooi has claimed the arrest warrant issued against him over an alleged killing appears to have been based on a bogus Wikipe...

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 21.07.2017 | 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 19.07.2017 | 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...