UK Judiciary

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

Michael Bond | Posted 27.10.2014 | 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.

Would A Judge Be Happy Being Addressed By A Barrister In A Face Veil?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK

Would a judge be happy being addressed by a barrister wearing a face veil? It’s a tough question, and one the UK’s most senior judge opted not to ...

Abu Qatada, Why he Perhaps Shouldn't Be Deported, and Why Torture Is Wrong

Gareth Milner | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Politics
Gareth Milner

I don't particularly like Mr Qatada, but if I condone either torture against him, or the use of evidence against him which was gained through torture, then I would be a complete hypocrite if I ever complained about torture against a UK citizen.

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...

One Hour and Eighteen Minutes

Ruth Green | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Politics
Ruth Green

With the wave of oligarchs that continue to flock to London to battle out their grievances, sadly embezzlement scandals and corruption are associations we regularly make with Russia nowadays.

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.

Has Britain Lost all Perspective as Well as the Independence of the Judiciary in the Wake of the Riots?

Jolyon Rubinstein | Posted 18.10.2011 | UK Politics
Jolyon Rubinstein

A four-year prison sentence approximates to that given in cases of grievous bodily harm or for holding someone at knifepoint. Were these two men's actions comparable to those crimes? I would argue that they were not.