UK Courts

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...

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...