Procedures

Keir Starmer: Victims’ rights must be enshrined in law

Human rights barrister says victims should be at the heart of our criminal justic

25 Jan 2016

The Human Rights Act is not for politicians or lawyers, it’s for people

Keir Starmer tells John van der Luit-Drummond the ‘devil is in the detail’ of the highly contentious Snooper’s Charter, and that the British people need to reclaim thei

25 Jan 2016

An encounter with 
the attorney general

Phillip Taylor recounts recent talks with Jeremy Wright QC and the chair of the ?Justice Committee, Bo

19 Jan 2016

One in eight domestic abuse witnesses ‘inappropriately’ summoned to court

Witness attendance in magistrates' and crown courts continues t

19 Jan 2016

CPS fights back against claims of ‘inadequate’ communication to victims

Prosecution service accused of lacking empathy with template letters t

13 Jan 2016

Modern approach needed for ‘out of date’ fitness-to-plead test

Court's approach to vulnerable defendants fails to achieve just outcomes, says la

13 Jan 2016

ICO repeats call for stronger sentences for data thieves

Enterprise Rent-A-Car employee fined £1,000 for theft of 28,000 customers

12 Jan 2016

The mission creep of tax evasion

HMRC’s proposed legislation will mean heavier financial and criminal penalties for offshore tax evasion, but beware, says Andrew Watters – this is not evasion as we kno

12 Jan 2016

Texas-style justice 
remains a pipe dream in the UK

A recent Panorama episode, 'Tough Justice in Britain: Texas Style' , gave a fascinating insight into Texas's criminal justice revolution, where the traditional 'hard on crime, har

12 Jan 2016