Books 1 March 2013

The greatest legal philosopher of our time

Ronald Dworkin, who died last week, brilliantly argued for the injection of moral beliefs into the black-and-white world of The Law.

25 February 2013

Abolishing the jury system would be criminal

The Vicky Pryce trial was not an argument for abolishing juries but a good illustration of how important they are.

Books 22 February 2013

The greatest legal philosopher of our time

Ronald Dworkin, who died last week, brilliantly argued for the injection of moral beliefs into the black-and-white world of The Law.

12 February 2013

Don’t let a tragedy jeopardise justice

Yes, cross-examination can be tough and stressful for witnesses in trials - but it must not be watered down.

29 January 2013

Let the demos do battle with the death penalty

Global finger-wagging over Indonesia's death sentence against a British gran is not the way to challenge injustice.

14 January 2013

Jimmy Savile and the end of objectivity

Prosecutors and police have ditched the disinterested search for truth in favour of affirming victims’ experiences.

17 December 2012

Victim’s justice: a pointless charade

The proposed ‘community remedy’ is another desperate attempt by politicians and police to appear accountable.

13 December 2012

We’re no longer citizens, we’re suspects

The new Communications Data Bill continues the trend away from privacy to giving the state full access to our private lives.

3 December 2012

Passing judgement on the dead

Prosecutors and police had no business in pronouncing that the late Liberal Democrat MP Cyril Smith had abused children.

12 November 2012

Laws should be made by The People, not judges

US Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia is unpopular with liberals, but he has a point about democracy.