UK Courts

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?

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...