Divorce: Judges Must Embrace A Different Approach

Jane Robey | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK
Jane Robey

Transformative change could be a few heartbeats away, as long as the will exists. Judges and courts could manage their parenting, property and money dispute cases in a fresh way, using their existing powers to better effect, whilst seriously protecting the families' right to a private life. A novel approach to writing a verdict is one thing: but it's time for judges to use their imaginations in a completely different way.

Are You Too Intelligent To Be The Victim Of A Crime?

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

When my ex-partner tried to murder me by putting a gun to my head, I was at the top of my game. I had reached a point with my PR companies where I was the go-to for giving voice to the voiceless; I was winning awards for making waves in marketing and diversity. Yes, I consider myself to be an intelligent woman. I also had a vast circle of friends and colleagues and a close-knit family. My greatest obstacle to freedom was my own overbearing feeling of shame.

Politicians Bashing Judges In The US And UK Has Consequences

Andrew Langdon QC | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Politics
Andrew Langdon QC

Fresh from seeing the UK's Supreme Court thrust into the limelight when deciding on the recent Article 50 case, we are now seeing the USA grapple with the separation of powers under its own constitution... Until recent times it seemed unlikely that lawyers on either side of the Atlantic would find it necessary defend the Rule of Law at home. But it may be a mistake for us to fail, for the present and perhaps for a little time to come, to concentrate upon this task.

On The Need To Fact-Check Populists

J.N. Paquet | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

Why are populist politicians popular today? Because they give people a chance to blame someone else for their problems. The others. The foreigners. The aliens. The people who don't belong to OUR country. If populists are such con artists, why do people fall for them?

Why the Judicial Hysteria That Followed the 2011 Riots Is Largely the Fault of Politicians

Michael Bond | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK
Michael Bond

In this case, it seems the judiciary went too far. It is surely questionable to factor into sentencing a febrile public mood, particularly when it is stoked by politicians and commentators peddling emotive and unscientific ideas about human behaviour.

Judge vs Jury? You Decide, an Oscar Pistorius Debrief.

Rae Duke | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Duke

To me, it seems the major distinction in the judge Vs jury debate is this: Judges have to answer to people, their profession and the media. Those on jury service have only to answer to their own consciences. Which is better? I have no idea. But it seemed like a fitting time to ask the question.

Cross Examination of Vulnerable Witnesses Is a Necessary Evil

Felicity Gerry | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK
Felicity Gerry

It is often forgotten that the Shakespeare quote "Let's kill all the lawyers" was not a literal message but a suggestion on how to create an autocrati...

Could Aggressive Treatment of Vulnerable Witnesses Be About to Change?

Javed Khan | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK
Javed Khan

The aggressive questioning of vulnerable witnesses in court was exposed again this week with solicitor general Oliver Heald calling for change at the dispatch box. We've all heard stories of children - many of them victims of horrific sex crimes - being thrown to the wolves in court and it needs to stop.

How Rose Heilbron Inspired Me and a Generation of Women

Cherie Blair | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Cherie Blair

As a child growing up in my grandmother's house in Liverpool, there was one name that always made my grandmother excited: Rose Heilbron. Rose was an advocate, and when she was arguing a case before a jury at the Liverpool Assizes my grandmother would follow her cases avidly, sometimes even from the public gallery.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Dog Bites Man, Tory Home Secretary Attacks Judges

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Sunday 17 February 2013... 1) DOG BITES MAN, TORY HOME SECRETARY ATTACKS JUDGES Eighteen months after the ho...

Judges 'Subverting British Democracy', Says May

The Huffington Post UK /PA | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK

Home Secretary Theresa May has accused judges of "subverting" British democracy and making the streets of Britain more dangerous by ignoring new rules...

Judge Praises 'Talent' Of Graffiti Gang

The Telegraph | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK

Three men who carried out "an industrial scale" three-year campaign of vandalism on train and Tube carriages across London and causing £150,000 of da...

Why Doesn't David Cameron Set Up a Leveson Inquiry for Hillsborough?

Neil Wallis | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Politics
Neil Wallis

Why isn't Lord Justice Leveson holding a Public Inquiry into Hillsborough? After all, it involves the press, the police, a blatant cover-up lasting years, politicians and the establishment actively assisting that cover-up, judges going along with the concealment of the truth, taxpayer funded public services lying, distorting and doctoring evidence...

Judge Must Stand Down After Grossly Distasteful Comments

Brian John Spencer | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Judges are the ultimate arbiters of human conduct. With fiercely independent minds they are appointed to pass final judgement and to determine and sha...

Do We Face the Apocalypse: Or are We in It?

Hugh Salmon | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

Nearly a million British soldiers were killed in the First World War. Is this what they died for?

Judging Judges - Is There a Need for Greater Judicial Scrutiny?

Natasha Kuilak Mellersh | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK
Natasha Kuilak Mellersh

Establishing judicial studies as a respectable and rigorous academic field could not only increase public understanding and interest in the judiciary, but it could also serve to improve the quality and openness of our legal system.

X Factor 2012...The Search Begins

Dean Midas Maynard | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK Entertainment
Dean Midas Maynard

Just over 5 months ago, X Factor crowned Little Mix as the winners of the 2011 show... On May 23rd in Liverpool the search started once again for the ...

Former Death Row Briton Faces Jail Again After Threats To Judge

PA | Posted 14.06.2012 | UK

A Briton who spent two decades on Death Row could be sent back to jail in America after admitting threatening a judge who prosecuted his original case...

Court Rules On Civil Partnership Break-Up For First Time

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.03.2012 | UK

Judges in the Court of Appeal have ruled following the break up of a civil partnership for the first time. City high-flier Peter Lawrence was unhap...

The X Factor Underdog

Dean Midas Maynard | Posted 12.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
Dean Midas Maynard

Since 2006, I have built up a reputation for being a "media magnet," talking and writing about the big reality TV shows like X Factor and Britain's Go...

X Factor Fashion Week Three: Kelly Vs Tulisa

www.mydaily.co.uk | Posted 24.12.2011 | UK Style

Rock week on X Factor always demands some fierce fashion, so Kelly Rowland and Tulisa upped their style efforts again for last night's results show......

Do Rioters Deserve Harsher Treatment Than any Other Offenders?

Penelope Gibbs | Posted 27.11.2011 | UK Politics
Penelope Gibbs

The question is how to stop another riot. Prevention is possible if offenders realise the damage they did and are rehabilitated. But imprisonment is unlikely to change attitudes.

Drunk Driver Jailed For Driving Wrong Way Down Motorway

PA | Posted 07.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A woman who drove 23 miles the wrong way along a motorway after doing a U-turn in the carriageway while twice the drink-drive lim...

New Fiery X Factor Group Photo Released

www.mydaily.co.uk | Posted 16.10.2011 | UK Style

The countdown is on! With only four days to go until the X Factor 2011 kicks off, we're being drip-fed promo pics and teaser trailers galore... We'...

The E-petition Website: Where are the Crime Victims?

Javed Khan | Posted 08.10.2011 | UK Politics
Javed Khan

I wasn't surprised when I took a look at the government's new e-petition website to see the number of petitions to do with the justice system, crime and punishment. From the death penalty, to who decides sentences, the breadth and volume of petitions shows just what an emotive subject our criminal justice system can be.