UK Courts

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 25.11.2014 | 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 27.10.2014 | 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"...

Rolf Harris' Daughter 'Smashed Up His Art' After Hearing Of Sex Claims

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK

Rolf Harris' daughter was left "beside herself" when she found out her father was being accused of sexually abusing her friend, a court has heard. ...

Rolf Harris Sings Jake The Peg To 'Bemused' Jury During Sex Trial

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK

Rolf Harris has started giving evidence at London's Southwark Crown Court in his trial for alleged indecent assaults. The 84-year-old veteran prese...

The Return Of The King - To Leicester

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK

Centuries after Richard III became the last monarch to die in battle, the High Court has ruled it is time for the remains of the York King "to be fina...

'Octopus' Rolf Harris 'put his hands all over women'

PA | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris escaped punishment for a string of alleged indecent assaults for years because he was "too famous", a jury has heard. ...

It Turns Out The One-Punch Killer's Sentence Is Totally Fine!

PA | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK

A four-year sentence given to a man for the brutal killing of an Asperger's sufferer in an unprovoked attack was not unduly lenient, leading judges ha...

Disgraced Constance Briscoe Jailed For 16 Months

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK

Disgraced barrister and part-time judge Constance Briscoe has been jailed for 16 months after being found guilty of lying to police investigating the ...

'Disappointed' Clifford Refuses To Apologise Over Sexual Assaults

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK

Disgraced publicist Max Clifford said he was "incredibly disappointed" after a jury convicted him of sexual offences - but refused to apologise to his...

Why Replacing Lawyers With Law Students Won't Solve the Family Court Crisis

Richard Adams | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Richard Adams

There are other steps that can be taken to reduce the burden on the court system and help reduce conflict between separating couples, not least by making the divorce process less complex or confrontational by introducing no-fault divorce or making pre-nuptial agreements binding. But removing access to legal advice and providing minimal support will help solve neither.

Men Win Equal Pay Claim After Being Paid Less Than Female Counterparts

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

A group of men unhappy at being paid less than their female counterparts have won their equal pay claim in what is thought to be a landmark case. A...

Officer 'Tasered Drunken Naked Man' After Underpants Incident

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

A police officer unlawfully Tasered a naked man who threw a pair of underpants at him during a strip search, a court heard. Pc Lee Birch, 31, disch...

Drunk Driver Jailed Over Cyclist Deaths

PA | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

A motorist who killed two cyclists after driving a stolen BMW sports car while nearly two-and-a-half times over the drink-drive limit has been sentenc...