In the light of the discharge of the jury in the trial of Vicky Pryce, questions have been asked about the value of the jury system. Professor John Spencer discusses the pitfalls of the system over the years and suggests ways in which the delivery of justice might be improved.
Decisions of the European Court of Human Rights holding that the UK's blanket ban on voting by convicted prisoners violates Article 3 of Protocol 1 to the European Convention on Human Rights have caused controversy in the UK.
At the 2012 Conservative Party conference, new Justice Secretary Chris Grayling announced plans to amend the criminal law to ensure that even householders who react in a way that may seem disproportionate in the cold light of day will be protected from prosecution.
Amid an escalating debate on whether the Government should use Protocol 36 of the Lisbon Treaty to opt out of EU criminal law, a study reveals how doing so would limit the UK’s ability to police international crime.
The Effect of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 on legal aid for family cases18 Jun 2012
Ms Jo Miles discusses the potential effects of the new Act on access to justice, especially in relation to difficult family law cases.
He is feared and hated in many parts of the world. Those facts make it less likely that any case against him will be evaluated carefully and dispassionately.