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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

Police watchdog whistleblower who raised concerns about misuse of public money wins payout

A police officer who raised concerns about misuse of public money by Police Scotland was unlawfully ...

Published 19 July 2018

Justice council report reveals ongoing work from 'competition law to human trafficking'

Lord Carloway The Scottish Civil Justice Council has published its fifth annual report, which o ...

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

Breaches of home detention curfews up

Liam Kerr The number of criminals breaching home detention curfews rose last year, with more th ...

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

Cliff Richard wins major privacy lawsuit against the BBC

Sir Cliff Richard has won a major privacy lawsuit against the BBC over its coverage o ...

Published 18 July 2018

FAI delays leaving families in limbo for years while M9 crash remains uninvestigated

Liam McArthur A number of families have been forced to endure waits of up to 1,586 days, more t ...

Published 17 July 2018

Tumbling Lassie to star in three festivals

The Tumbling Lassie, a 17th century girl who has been adopted by a group of advocates to highlight t ...

Published 17 July 2018

Sentencing Council publishes report on first guideline following consultation

Lady Dorrian The Scottish Sentencing Council has published a report following a public consulta ...

Published 16 July 2018

England: Police and prosecutors disclosed evidence in less than 60 per cent of cases

Police and prosecutors disclosed evidence in less than 60 per cent of a sample of hundreds of crimin ...

Published 16 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

England: Government reinstates legal aid for vulnerable migrant children

Lucy Frazer The UK government has reinstated legal aid for unaccompanied and separate ...

Published 13 July 2018

Spain: Truth commission to investigate Franco regime's crimes against humanity

Francisco Franco Spain's new government has announced it will launch a truth commission to inve ...

Published 13 July 2018