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I’m a celebrity, fine me £86,000

TV personality Ant McPartlin has been given what is thought to be one of the largest drink driving f ...

Published 17 April 2018

Julian Assange fails in bid to have British arrest warrant withdrawn

Julian Assange Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (pictured) has failed in an application to West ...

Published 14 February 2018

England: Senior judges back simplification of sentencing code

Sir Brian Leveson Senior judges have lent their support to a proposed simplification and rationa ...

Published 1 February 2018

And finally... lotto luck

An elderly man banned from driving until he is 90 has been told he "will have to win the lottery to ...

Published 7 September 2017

Pensions Regulator to prosecute former ‘BHS’ boss

Martyn Shaw Martyn Shaw provides an update on the BHS saga. This week, The Pensions Regulator (TPR ...

Published 24 August 2017

England: Planned night courts prompt anger from women barristers

Andrew Langdon QC Women barristers are up in arms over a plan to introduce night courts – which ...

Published 30 May 2017

And finally… come on mate

A defendant who made the mistake of addressing a judge as "mate" was escorted back to the cells for ...

Published 25 May 2017

England: Legitimacy of criminal courts brought into question by ethnic minority distrust

Widespread distrust among British-born Black, Asian and Minority ethnic (BAME) people towards the En ...

Published 28 March 2017

England: Racist woman who assaulted police spared jail after judge refuses to send 'a lady' to prison

Karolina Szumko A woman has been spared jail for a racist attack on a bouncer because a judge said ...

Published 16 March 2017

31-year-old becomes UK's youngest ever female judge

Briony Clarke A 31-year-old woman has become the UK's youngest ever female judge just 16 years afte ...

Published 10 March 2017

England: Government to introduce system for pleading guilty online

The UK government will move ahead with plans to allow people accused of petty crimes to plead guilty ...

Published 10 February 2017

Solicitor who racially abused mother and son on train fined

A solicitor who went on a racist rant against a woman and her son because they were in first class o ...

Published 6 February 2017

St Andrews Day Quiz – Answers and Winners

Thanks to all who took part in our quiz and congrats to the winners. Copies of Willie McIntyre’s P ...

Published 2 December 2016

England: Judges call for curbs to right to jury trials

Lord Justice Fulord Senior judges in England have called for a review to the right to have a jury ...

Published 8 June 2016

England: Charges dropped against lawyer accused of rush-hour sexual assault

A City lawyer accused of committing sexual offences against a woman during a rush-hour encounter out ...

Published 6 June 2016