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England: DPP Alison Saunders slammed by Justice Committee over disclosure failings

The Attorney General and Director of Public Prosecutions have been criticised by MPs on Westminster' ...

Published 20 July 2018

Organised crime gang member has jail term reduced following appeal over sentence ‘discount’

A man who was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to being involved i ...

Published 19 July 2018

Our Legal Heritage: Chrystal Macmillan

Chrystal Macmillan Annabel Twose of First 100 Years writes about Jessie Chrystal Macmillan ...

Published 19 July 2018

Crown successfully appeals against JP’s decision to acquit ‘speeding driver’ over lack of corroboration 

A motorist who was acquitted of a speeding charge after a justice of the peace upheld a defence subm ...

Published 18 July 2018

European legal bodies group warns against criminalisation of assistance to irregular migrants

Legal changes aimed at criminalising assistance to irregular migrants – meant to deter human t ...

Published 18 July 2018

Lewis Richardson: No defence, simple?

Lewis Richardson Lewis Richardson discusses a recent decision from the Sheriff Appeal Court in ...

Published 13 July 2018

Guantánamo prisoners challenge indefinite detention

Lawyers representing eight long-term detainees at Guantánamo Bay argued in federal court yest ...

Published 12 July 2018

New counter-terrorism powers criticised by human rights committee

New counter-terrorism powers proposed by the UK government have been criticised by a Westm ...

Published 10 July 2018

Jennifer White: To frack, or not to frack...

Jennifer White The Court of Session has recently confirmed that there is no ban on fracking in ...

Published 10 July 2018

Graeme Hydari: Criminal justice system failing autistic people

Graeme Hydari Autistic people are being let down by the criminal justice system in England and ...

Published 10 July 2018

Murder convictions quashed after trial judge wrongly removed culpable homicide verdict from jury

Two men found guilty of murder had their convictions quashed after appeal judges ruled that the tria ...

Published 9 July 2018

France: Motto of the Republic prevails in court

A French court has decreed that its famous national motto, “Liberté, Égalit&eacu ...

Published 9 July 2018

Price setting software risks breaching competition law

Michael Dean Businesses using high-tech optimisation tools to analyse data and prices could ina ...

Published 4 July 2018

Opinion: Human rights defence not so easy elsewhere

Shelagh McCall QC Each time I get to my feet in court, no matter the type of case, the last thi ...

Published 3 July 2018

Football fans targeted under OBFA brought back to court under 'converted' charges

Brian McConnachie QC Football fans who were targeted by the police under recently abolished ant ...

Published 2 July 2018