UK Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Ruling Backs Parliament But Is Bad Omen For Democracy

Dr Michael Arnheim | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Michael Arnheim

The UK Supreme Court has decided on Brexit by an 8-3 majority that Theresa May's government cannot trigger Article 50 without the consent of Parliamen...

Parliament Could Still Block Brexit

Dr Michael Arnheim | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Michael Arnheim

Could Parliament still block Brexit? The answer is undoubtedly Yes. On 3 November 2016 the High Court decided that Theresa May needs Parliament's consent before triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to leave the EU.

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

Oliver Carter | Posted 18.03.2017 | 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.

New Financial Scandal Set to Cost Banks £33billion

Andrew Brown | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK
Andrew Brown

As the dust from the peak of the payment protection insurance (PPI) scandal slowly begins to settle, a fresh banking scandal worth up to £33bn is beg...

Drugs Mule Grandmother Loses Appeal To Fight Death Sentence

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

A grandmother on death row in Indonesia for drug trafficking has lost a battle over a government policy to not fund legal representation of Britons fa...

Why is Everyone Talking Rubbish About 'Europe'?

Sam Fowles | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

I'm trying really hard to remember a time when we could go a whole week without having to have a national moan about "Europe"*. I mean I get it, I really do. All that great food, fantastic culture and nice weather. Not to mention Germany and France's positively infuriating collective predilection for paying people properly and according them proper employment rights.

Policy Exchange Is Wrong: Human Rights Will Not Destroy Our Military Capability

Sam Fowles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

To exempt the military is to suggest that the Second Estate somehow has a special status. This was the case in the past, when rulers could declare a state of war to enforce repressive policies. But society has advanced. When it comes to the rule of law, no one is special.

Legal Aid Cuts Will Deny 'Help And Justice' To Thousands

Posted 05.03.2013 | UK

Cuts in legal aid provision would lead to hundreds of thousands being denied the "help and justice" they needed, a volunteer organisation has claimed....

Council Faced With Multi-Million Pound Bill Over Equal Pay Claims

PA | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

The country's largest local authority may face a bill of £757 million to settle a string of equal pay claims, including a recent ruling in favour of ...

Mulcaire Takes Phone Hacking Case To Supreme Court

Posted 08.05.2012 | UK

A private investigator who intercepted mobile phone messages while working for a tabloid newspaper has launched the latest round of a court battle to ...

BBC Wins Battle Not To Expose Report On Israeli-Palestinian Coverage

PA | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK

The Supreme Court has rejected a legal challenge against the BBC from beyond the grave. The late Steven Sugar fought a six-year legal battle to gai...

Will Assange Be Extradited Over Sex Crime Allegations?

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange must wait to hear whether he has won the latest round of a legal battle against extradition after a Supreme Court hea...

A-Bomb Test Servicemen Take Compensation Case To UK Supreme Court

Pa | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK

Ex-servicemen who say they were made ill as a result of being exposed to radiation during British nuclear weapons tests in the 1950s are to begin the ...