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Rethinking the merits of arbitration

3 March 2015By Michael Frisby

Will the impending increase in court fees lead to more arbitration as litigation becomes less viable?

Court on camera

Ex-Gatwick PCSO who conned passengers appeals sentence

3 March 2015

Former Gatwick Airport PCSO Alexis Scott appeals her six-and-a-half year sentence for theft. She was jailed last September for stealing £13,500 from passengers by telling them they were taking too much money out of the country.

Susan Edwards appeal

‘Mansfield murderer’ Susan Edwards loses appeal

3 March 2015

A woman who spun a web of lies for 15 years after she murdered her parents and buried them in their back garden has lost her appeal against her 25-year minimum sentence. Watch the broadcast, in association with Sky News.

Childs & Price: Court on camera

Pair cleared of murder after appeal

3 March 2015

Gerard Childs and Stephen Price appeal their convictions for murder. They were jailed for life in December 2013 for attacking Jonathan Fitchett outside a branch of JD Sports in Merseyside. Watch the broadcast, in association with Sky News.

Will Cornick

Crime and punishment: ‘free will’ an illusion

2 March 2015By Richard Oerton

The ideology behind retributive punishment is fundamentally flawed.

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Lord Neuberger

In sickness and in health

2 March 2015

The system cannot work with one limb in athletic prime, the other gangrenous.

Pen and keyboard

Thinking digitally

23 February 2015

The tangible benefits of big data to lawyers and clients are becoming obvious.


Capital charges

16 February 2015

Annual rent in central London is running at £22,400 per fee-earner.

Magna Carta

Magna Carta history lessons

9 February 2015

Magna Carta was not the Olde Worlde Human Rights Act some seem to think.

Home Office

Crime and key enablers

2 February 2015

Most solicitors lack a bank’s resources when it comes to client due diligence.

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Jonathan Goldsmith

Business, human rights – and meaning

3 March 2015By

Draft IBA guidance on human rights poses many questions for lawyers.

Joshua Rozenberg

Tory human rights plight

2 March 2015By Joshua Rozenberg

Could the apparent lack of Tory commitment to a UK bill of rights spell the end for Chris Grayling?

Andrew Caplen

HRA sets right example

2 March 2015By Andrew Caplen

It would be folly to kill off Magna Carta’s closest living relative.

Howard Riddle

Get ready for the trial blitz

2 March 2015By Howard Riddle

Transforming Summary Justice should make criminal proceedings more efficient.

Rachel rothwell

Why is morale so low among judges?

27 February 2015By

Judges’ problems go way beyond cuts to their pensions.

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