UK Courts

'100-Year Sentence' Dodges Euro-Law

PA/Huffingtonpost | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Murderers and those convicted of other serious offences could be given sentences lasting hundreds of years to sidestep European regulations that ban w...

Nigella Lawson Pair Found Not Guilty Of Fraud

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Sisters Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo, the former personal assistants to Charles Saatchi and his ex-wife Nigella Lawson, have been cleared of fraud....

Verdict Delivered In Neville Sexual Assault Trial

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2013 | UK Sport

The father of former England footballers Gary and Phil Neville has been cleared of sexually assaulting a woman. Neville Neville, 64, admitted he en...

'Sherlock Holmes' Defence For Lee Rigby Murder Accused

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Michael Adebolajo, the man accused of killing Drummer Lee Rigby, is "the most law- abiding terrorist in the history of this country", who paid for his...

'Don't Have Children If You're Not Going To Consider Marriage'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK

A prominent judge has urged couples to only have children if their relationship is stable enough for them to get married. Sir Paul Coleridge told ...

‘Muslim Patrol' Members Jailed For Harassment

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK

Three members of a self-styled “Muslim Patrol” group in London have been jailed for harassing, intimidating and assaulting people they deemed were...

'Give Me A Second Chance,' Pleads Italian Mother Alessandra Pacchieri

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

An Italian woman, now named as Alessandra Pacchieri, who had her baby removed after she suffered a mental breakdown on a trip to the UK, has said she ...

Nigella Lawson Admits Taking Cocaine

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Nigella Lawson has told Isleworth Crown Court that she has taken cocaine twice in her life but added that the claim she was a "drug addict or habitual...

Lee Rigby Murder Suspect Blames 'Magic Tongue' Of Tony Blair

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

One of the two men accused of murdering solider Lee Rigby told police he blamed politicians like "David Cameron, the Miliband brothers, and whathisnam...

'Gay Cure' Conference To Be Held In London

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK

A conference advocating gay-to-straight conversion therapy is due to be held in London next month. Two controversial Christian groups which support...

Divorce Litigation - Lessons to be Learned

Chris McIntosh | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris McIntosh

After nearly seven years of litigation, Scot and Michelle Young finally received judgment on Friday (22 November 2013) in respect of dividing their fi...

Daughter And Son-In-Law In Court On Garden Murder Charges

PA | | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK

The daughter and son-in-law of an elderly couple found buried in their own back garden have appeared in court charged with their murders. Susan Edw...

Why Is Justice for Survivors of Violence Trivialised?

Natalie Gyte | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Natalie Gyte

It seems that not a day passes where stories of domestic violence, rape, abuse, and grooming do not hit our headlines. Last week was no exception. The...

Victims of Crime Deserve More Than a Code

Dan Jarvis | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Jarvis

By introducing a code, rather than a law as Labour propose, this Tory-led government is demonstrating just how out of touch they are with the reality of the criminal justice system, and the needs of victims... Without statutory underpinning, the only message this latest announcement sends to victims is: this government is not on your side.

Murderer On The Loose

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A mental health worker is to appear in court accused of helping a convicted murderer to escape. Lerone Boye, 27, was jailed for life in December fo...

Banish The Bible?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK

Queries have been raised over whether the Bible is a necessity when asking people to being honest in court. Magistrates are to debate whether to do...

Girls Must Receive MMR Vaccination Against Their Wishes, Judge Rules

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK

Two girls must be given the MMR jab, against their own wishes and the wishes of their mother, a High Court judge has ruled in a landmark verdict. A...

Paedophile Jailed After 'Predatory' Girl Trial Furore

PA | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK

A paedophile who walked free from court after his 13-year-old victim was branded "predatory" has been ordered to serve a two-year jail sentence. Th...

Mother-Of-Eight Guilty Of Starving Four-Year-Old To Death

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK

Amanda Hutton has been found guilty of the manslaughter of her four-year-old son, keeping his mummified corpse in a cot in her bedroom for almost two ...

'I Want To Take Some Muslims Down'

The Huffington Post/ PA | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK

A teenager accused of planning a repeat of the Columbine massacre wanted to "take some Muslims down", a court has heard. The 17-year-old boy, who c...

EDL-Supporting Neo-Nazi Teenager Planned Repeat Of Columbine Massacre, Court Hears

The Huffington Post/ PA | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK

A neo-Nazi teenager armed with guns and explosives planned a repeat of the Columbine massacre by carrying out a terror attack on his former school, a ...

Barrister Quits Over 'Predatory' Remarks

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK

A barrister who sparked fury when he branded a 13-year-old sex attack victim "predatory" in court has resigned from handling sexual offences. The C...

Four-Year-Old 'Starved Himself', Mother Tells Court

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK

A mother accused of killing her four-year-old son told detectives "he would starve himself", a court has heard. A jury was played police interviews...

Are There Genuine Fair Trial Concerns With Face Veils in Court?

Sajid Suleman | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK
Sajid Suleman

The disproportionate amount of attention this has received, at the neglect of other far more pressing concerns about justice, health and education, indicates that many of those stoking the debate have ulterior motives.

Starving Four-Year-Old 'Ate Contents Of Nappy'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK

A four-year-old boy ate the contents of his nappy because he was starving, and slept in a buggy full of urine, his brother told a jury, with his mothe...