UK Courts

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...

Radio DJ Back In Court Over Indecent Assault Charge

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK

Veteran DJ Dave Lee Travis has been charged with one count of indecent assault. Former BBC presenter Travis, 68, was cleared of 12 counts of indece...

MPs Demand Investigation Into Prosecutions After Nigel Evans Case

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK

A committee of MPs has called for an investigation into the way prosecutors handle high-profile cases involving alleged sex offences following the acq...

Gay Banker Jasvir Ginday Jailed For Killing Wife And Incinerating Her Body

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

A gay bank worker who murdered his arranged bride in a pre-planned attempt to hide his sexuality has been ordered to serve at least 21 years behind ba...

Court Rules Teen Must Be Force-Fed In Landmark Case

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK

A sick teenager with mental health problems was said to be "doing well" after a High Court judge ruled she could be fed through a tube. Mr Justice ...

Woman 'Alive As Decapitation Began'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK

An 18-year-old woman was still alive when her boyfriend started to cut off her head with a knife, a jury has been told. Aras Hussein, 21, killed Re...

DLT Faces Another Charge

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK

Dave Lee Travis is to be charged with a further count of indecent assault, London's Southwark Crown Court has heard. Former BBC presenter Travis, 6...

Man Wins 16-Year Legal Battle Over PC World Laptop

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK

£250,000 and 16 years later, a man has won a legal dispute over a PC World laptop. Despite winning the epic court fight, Richard Durkin said Wedn...

Former IRA Leader Ivor Bell Charged In Connection With Abduction And Murder

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK

A veteran republican charged in connection with the IRA murder more than 40 years ago of Belfast mother of 10 Jean McConville is due in court today. ...

Verdict In Ted Terry Case Announced

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Sport

Football star John Terry's father has been cleared of a racist attack on an Asian man.. Ted Terry, 59, was accused of calling railway customer serv...

GRAPHIC: What Kind Of Person Treats Their Pet Like This?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK

These heartbreaking images show the torture an emaciated dog endured under the hands of his cruel owner. Fly the lurcher had to be put down by a ve...

Student Jailed For 12 Years For Jealous Acid Attack On Friend

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK

A young woman has been jailed for leaving a friend scarred for life in an acid attack over a "trivial, insignificant" argument. Mary Konye, 22, was...

Man Who Killed Asperger's Sufferer Has Sentence Reviewed

PA | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK

A four-and-a-half-year jail sentence handed to a thug who killed an Asperger's sufferer with a single punch in an unprovoked attack has been referred ...

Buttock Exposing Church Goer Carried Out A Horrible Attack

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK

A man climbed on top of a cathedral altar after pulling down his trousers, broke a crucifix and punched a 70-year-old woman in the face, a court has h...

There's Some Pretty Uncomfortable Things Coming Out Of The Ted Terry Court Case

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK

Chelsea star John Terry's father was fined for racial abuse two months after he was arrested for allegedly headbutting an Asian man and calling him a ...

Ted Terry Victim Thought About Selling Story To Papers

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Sport

Former England captain John Terry's father was overheard saying "when the police call, tell them I never said those things" days after allegedly headb...

Ex-England Captain's Father On Trial Over Racist Assault

PA | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Sport

Former England captain John Terry's father drunkenly head-butted a man outside a pub and called him a "f****** Paki" in a dispute over a cigarette, a ...

It's Not Looking Good For Royal Family In The Phone Hacking Trial

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK

Former News of the World reporter Clive Goodman told the hacking trial today that some of his sources were members of the Royal Family. Goodman tol...

Importance of Trial by Jury

Jonathan Grimes | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK
Jonathan Grimes

It was not the first time, and will not be the last time, that this proposal - or a variation of it - has been or will be proposed. Juries are hard to manage, unpredictable, and disrupt the trial process. So is Lord Thomas right to suggest their role should be diminished further?