UK Law

Courting Trouble Can Be Seriously Awkward

Kathy Lette | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK
Kathy Lette

If I have any strength as a writer it's putting down on paper the way women talk when there are no men around. Outraged at the treatment of women in rape trials, I wanted to address this issue.

Press Banned From Naming Woman Who Died After 'Losing Sparkle'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK

Journalists have been banned from reporting the name of a woman who died after refusing life-saving treatment, over fears it would infringe her family...

Ministry Of Defence 'Should Be Liable' For Deaths Of Recruits Killed During Training

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 24.04.2016 | UK

The Ministry of Defence (Mod) should be held to account for the deaths of armed forces personnel killed during training and face prosecution, MPs have...

Are Football Clubs the Last Bastion of Discrimination?

Amanda Jones | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Sport
Amanda Jones

It is not often that my two main interests in life collide. Now they have, but for all the wrong reasons. I'm an employment and discrimination lawyer, but I am also a lover of the beautiful game.

Celebrity Threesome Injunction Couple's Identity Remain A Secret, For Now...

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK

The Supreme Court has postponed making a decision on the celebrity threesome injunction, meaning the press still cannot name the famous couple at the ...

So Many Abused Women and Children Are Being Failed By the Family Courts

Anonymous Survivor | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK
Anonymous Survivor

That first day in the family courts was one of the worst of my life. I was standing in the courtroom, a stern-looking district judge on high. And the man who'd repeatedly raped me, assaulted me, threatened my life and our children's lives, standing just a few feet away. No protection measures in place - nothing.

Celebrity Threesome Couple Appeal To Supreme Court Over Injunction Ruling

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK

Judges are considering whether the man at the centre of the mystery celebrity threesome injunction can go to the Supreme Court to stop his and his hus...

Flipping the Page: A Story on Growth

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

I feel its weight in my hands. Its interesting texture. The unique scent... The release party was wonderful. As we handed out the latest print editi...

Court Rules In Favour Of Lifting Celebrity Threesome Injunction

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK

A court has said the injunction banning the press from naming the celebrity couple fighting to have allegations of an extra-marital threesome from bei...

Celebrity Threesome Injunction Couple 'Should Be Named'

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK

The celebrity threesome injunction couple should be named, a politician who brought down a previous injunction has said, as the matter goes back to co...

Christian Evangelism: Should the Law Now Intervene?

Benjamin Chang | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Benjamin Chang

Over the past month, there has been a series of independent but bizarrely similar news stories regarding the castigation of evangelical Christians in the UK, for advocating the belief in their religion. Each incident has involved a self- professed Christian attempting to convert or discuss their religion with a friend or relative, and each has culminated in a court ruling and/or appeal.

UK Editor 'Threatened With Jail' For Revealing Identities Of The Celebrity Threesome Couple

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK

SEE ALSO: The celebrity threesome injunction just got more ridiculous The editor of a political blog has been threatened with jail after revealing th...

Celebrity Threesome Injunction Is Now Being Challenged In Court

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK

A newspaper has launched a challenge to the celebrity threesome injunction preventing media in England and Wales from reporting the couple's identity,...

Celebrity Threesome Couple Could Have Identity Revealed By MP

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK

The injunction protecting the identity of the married threesome celebrity couple known As PJS And YMA is poised to unravel, with a MP apparently threa...

British Media Condemn Law That Censors Them But Lets US Press Name 'Threesome Celebrity'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Court rules celebrity threesome injunction can now be lifted British newspapers have hit out at a historic ruling that stops the UK media rev...

All Dogs in the UK Must Now Be Microchipped: Make Sure You're Not Breaking the Law

Caroline Kisko | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK
Caroline Kisko

As dramatic as it may sound, microchipping your dog and keeping your contact details up to date could be the difference between being reunited with your pet if he goes missing and never seeing him again. This is why every dog welfare organisation is in support of the new legislation - it will drastically help in returning missing dogs to their owners.

Women in Law Can Have It All - But First The Rhetoric Must Change

Sascha Grimm | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK
Sascha Grimm

I do not wish to underplay the difficulties of having a family and holding down an hours-driven, high pressure job. However, there are women who are doing it - and finding it fulfilling and rewarding. That needs to become the new truth, the new rhetoric.

They've Got Bottle, but could BrewDog end up with IP hangover after beer recipe release?

Wayne Beynon | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Wayne Beynon

What happens, for example, if home-brewers manage to master the recipes, bottle them, and sell them for a profit? Could BrewDog be opening a floodgate of potential copyright or design infringements? Worse still: if supermarket own brands start tasting like BrewDog's Punk IPA, how could they prove, or stop it?

Political Correctness Is Bad: Discuss

Roger Dubar | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Politics
Roger Dubar

Join me, friends, as I take you through what I think political correctness gets wrong, how it threatens the gains in the rights of women, gay people and minorities, and what we can do to make it right.

Supreme Court to Decide on 'Residence Test' for Legal Aid

Oliver Carter | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Politics
Oliver Carter

Next month, the Supreme Court will hear an appeal concerning the government's proposed residence test for civil legal aid, which would (subject to some exceptions) limit public funding in non-criminal cases to people who can prove they are lawfully resident in the UK and have been lawfully resident for a period of at least 12 months.

'The Sun' Misleads the Nation on Its Front Page About the Queen's Views on the EU Referendum

Jonathan Coad | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK
Jonathan Coad

Labelled "EXCLUSIVE: BOMBSHELL CLAIM OVER EUROPE VOTE" the Sun in letters more than 6cm high exclaims: "QUEEN BACKS BREXIT". This startling revelation is then followed by the Sun sub-heading "EU going in wrong direction, she says". The Sun is however guilty of a grotesque deception not only of its own readers but of millions who have not bought the paper or visited its website.

Former Sun Editor Convicted Of Breaching Sexual Offences Act

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK

The former editor of The Sun has been convicted of breaching the Sexual Offences Act after the paper printed a photograph of Adam Johnson’s teenage ...

Transforming the Lives of Women in Trouble

Jenny Earle | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK
Jenny Earle

The imminent closure of HMP Holloway in London, the largest and most iconic women's prison in the UK, and the also notorious HMP Cornton Vale in Scotland, are big strides in the right direction. Let them be strides towards dedicated community based services that understand the realities of women's lives and can make a lasting difference to their children's lives too.

Is Harsh Punishment for Crime Always Right?

Anthony Lorenzo | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK
Anthony Lorenzo

If punishment must be justified, and it must, it should be done so on the basis that morality is being restored. It is morally right and beneficial to society that people cannot get away with wrongdoing. To ensure people do not want to do wrong, weight must be given to making sure the punishment is justified on the grounds that the offender benefits to. Since deterrence did not stop them committing a crime in the first place, what would? A more moral and liberal system of punishment, surely?

Joint Enterprise: "Wrongly Interpreted for 30 Years"

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 21.02.2016 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

This week has marked a pivotal moment in the British judicial system as the UK's highest court has finally ruled that the law on 'joint enterprise' has been wrongly interpreted for 30 years. I believe that to be an understatement.