Five judges led by the lord chief justice sitting in the Court Martial Appeal Court ruled that the murder conviction of former Marines sergeant Alexander Blackman was unsafe, substituting a verdict of manslaughter.
With one year to go until stamp duty land tax is replaced in Wales by the land transaction tax, the devolved government confirmed the appointment of Kathryn Bishop as first chair of the Welsh Revenue Authority. The body will be operational from April 2018.
Lady Justice Macur takes up the post of senior presiding judge with effect from today following the appointment of Lord Justice Fulford as investigatory powers commissioner. Julia Macur was called to the bar in 1979.
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