Procedures

Witnesses adrift without a paddle

New SFO interview guidance flies in the face of the right to legal representation, writes Bria

25 Jul 2016

In the genes: 
The baronetcy of Stichill

Ane Vernon discusses how DNA evidence can be used to rebut the presumption of legitimacy and challenge succession to a hereditar

25 Jul 2016

Unravelling the paradox 
of guilty-innocence

Richard Easton considers whether the presumption of innocence in criminal proceedings, enshrined in article 6.2, extends to protect individuals facing subsequent employmen

12 Jul 2016

Lord Thomas: Time has come for a criminal code

UK's top judge bangs the drum for reform of the crimina

08 Jul 2016

The legal week in 60 seconds

The lawyers who represented families at the Hillsborough inquest have been awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award

08 Jul 2016

‘Dragnet’ joint enterprise process needs to be reassessed

Changes will increase defendants' understanding of joint enterpris

06 Jul 2016

Police mistreatment of the vulnerable

The ongoing debate concerning the treatment of vulnerable youths while in police custody has been on the news agenda again lately, following the Independent Police Complaints Commission investigatio

28 Jun 2016

Liberty calls for public inquiry into Deepcut abuses

Witnesses deserve chance to speak out about their experiences to protect future recruits, says military claim

21 Jun 2016

Consideration of unduly lenient sentences

Celia Marr discusses the extent of the Court of Appeal's power when passing new sentences, recent legislation on psychoactive substances, and the proposed Criminal Finance

20 Jun 2016