UK Courts

Sperm Donor Ruling Proves That Sense Will Prevail

Catherine Thomas | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK
Catherine Thomas

They say there is never a right time to have a child, so why wait? I disagree, for most people there is a right time financially and psychologically.

A Lack of Convictions

Phil Bowen | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK
Phil Bowen

It is time to focus on the quality of delivery, not issue new policy documents. The process to review and support practitioners working in these specialised courts, which used to be in place and was abandoned, needs to be revitalised. And in revitalising that, the courts themselves need to be re-energised and need to look at new developments in the evidence

Televising High Profile Cases Would Be to Everyone's Benefit

David Lammy | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Politics
David Lammy

Why is it that in Britain our criminal courts remain untelevised? Why is it that high profile cases - like the current phone hacking trials in the Old Bailey, which has huge repercussions for our democracy and will be closely followed around the world - can only be conveyed to us as second-hand information?

Former Guantanamo Bay Detainee Moazzam Begg Faces Terror Charges

PA | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK

An ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee will face charge Syria-related terror charges in court today. West Midlands Police say Moazzam Begg from Birmingham i...

Female Serial Killer Jailed For Three Savage Murders

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

SEE ALSO: Dennehy Poses For 'Selfie' After Murders (PICTURES) Psychopathic serial killer Joanna Dennehy was ordered today to serve the rest of her...

Couple Kidnapped And Robbed Disabled Man For Unbelievably Small Amount Of Cash

PA | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

A couple kidnapped and robbed a vulnerable quadriplegic to get away with £7. Sarah Harcourt, 35, and Adam Webster, 38, took wheelchair-user Stephe...

Lee Rigby Family 'Satisfied' After Judge Gives Soldier's Killers 'Right Prison Terms'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK

The family of murdered soldier Lee Rigby have said they are "satisfied that justice has been served" after a judge sentenced one of the Muslim fanatic...

'EDL Protester' Moons On BBC During Sentencing Of Lee Rigby Killers

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK

A man protesting outside the Old Bailey alongside the English Defence League (EDL) mooned on the BBC as the broadcaster was about to reveal the senten...

Lee Rigby Murderers Sentenced Amid Dramatic Court Scenes

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK

A Muslim fanatic who murdered soldier Lee Rigby shouted "you [Britain] and America will never be safe" moments before a judge sentenced the pair. ...

Victory For Scientologists: Wedding To Go Ahead In London

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK

A couple who won a human rights case in the UK's highest court are due to marry in a Church of Scientology chapel in London tomorrow. Scientologist...

WATCH: Fight Over Lord Of The Rings Comment Led To Man Being Crushed Under Train

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK

These shocking images show the final moments of a man who was crushed to death between a train and a platform after a vicious fight broke out among a ...

Utah Mormon Leader Summoned To British Court

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK

The head of the Mormon church in the US has been summoned to appear at a British magistrates' court on suspicion of fraud, with disaffected ex-Mormons...

DLT 'Was Touchy-Feely In A Nice Sense'

PA | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK

Veteran DJ Dave Lee Travis was "touchy-feely" in a "nice sense", a former BBC colleague has told a court. Philip Hughes, who worked as a technical ...

Baby Born After Judge Approves Forced Caesarean

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK

A mentally-ill woman who has diabetes today gave birth to a boy after a High Court judge had given doctors at a London hospital permission to perform ...

'I'm A Normal, Decent Human Being... I Cuddle People'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK

Former Radio One disc jockey Dave Lee Travis has told his trial he is "astonished" at sex offence allegations against him and told jurors he is a "nor...

'I Was Just Relaxing,' Says Man Accused Of Cow And Sheep Sex Acts

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

A man accused of attempting to bugger a sheep after he could not get a cow to fellate him told police he was "just relaxing", a court has heard. Ac...

Roache Was 'Lovely' And 'Perfect Gentleman' Says Corrie Actor

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride has told a jury that her on-screen husband William Roache was "always a perfect gentleman" around her. Kirkbr...

Taken To Court For Taking Some Tomatoes And Cheese Out Of The Bin

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

A man is due to stand trial for taking some thrown-away tomatoes, mushrooms and cheese from a supermarket bin. Paul May, a freelance web designer, ...

Jury Told Off For Laughing At Man Accused Of Cow And Sheep Sex Acts

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK

An exasperated judge had to tell off jury members after they would not stop laughing at a man accused of bestiality. Jury members were reportedly i...

Mothers' Challenge To Benefit Cap

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK

Three single mothers and their children are challenging the legality of the Government's flagship "benefit cap" policy in the Court of Appeal. Two ...

Britain Neglecting Citizen in Unfair Congo Murder Trial, Lawyer Says

Simon J Clark | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK
Simon J Clark

The UK government is neglecting a British former soldier who is losing an unfair murder trial in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the suicide of his cellmate and friend, his lawyer said.

Feminist Twitter Trolls Sentenced

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

Two people who subjected feminist Caroline Criado-Perez to abuse on Twitter have been handed jail sentences. Isabella Sorley, 23, was jailed for 1...

DLT 'Would Have Reported Pal Savile If He Knew He Was A Paedo'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

Veteran DJ Dave Lee Travis told police after his arrest on suspicion of sexual offences that he would have reported fellow BBC broadcaster Jimmy Savil...

Anything To Declare?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

A British student arrested at Heathrow is to be charged with terror offences after being accused of hiding £16,000 in her knickers for Syrian fighter...

'Burka' Acid Attack Woman Found Guilty Of Jealous Attack

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A young woman has been found guilty of throwing acid in the face of a friend while disguised in a Muslim veil. Mary Konye, 21, attacked Naomi Oni, ...