UK Justice

Total 6 Posts

Sarah Everard: Social media and the very real danger of contempt of court.

6 min read
Your social media comment may prejudice the outcome of a trial, even if you don’t intend to.

The impact of under-resourcing the police.

6 min read
A barrister’s heartbreaking account of how the police cannot devote sufficient resources to make people feel safe in their own homes any longer. Or when policing comes down to one word. Resources.

Belly Mujinga: Legal experts on the questions raised when someone dies after being spat on during the coronavirus pandemic.

3 min read
Even if someone declares they are infected before attacking, the legal issues are complex.

Legal expert: Why the CPS must pursue cases, even if a victim withdraws their complaint.

4 min read
The ability to prosecute alleged domestic abuse cases without the support of the victim is vital.

We lose the separation between the executive and the judiciary at our peril.

2 min read
A thread by Labour MP Jess Phillips on the need to protect the independence of the judiciary which is currently being questioned by Boris Johnson’s government although the separation of powers has been at the heart of the UK Constitution since the Act of Settlement 1701.

“Constitutional plumbing” to stop judges getting involved in political decisions?

3 min read
The government manifesto on changing the reach of courts is in the press again. But some things seem off, so here are some clarifications.
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