29 April 2013

Inviting the police to vet our partners

Clare’s Law will do nothing to stop domestic abuse, but it will poison existing, non-violent relationships.

8 April 2013

The dangerous absurdity of hate-crime laws

Giving harsher penalties to those who think a certain way is nothing short of punishing thought crime.

11 March 2013

It's time to be open about ‘open justice’

The Justice and Security Bill has caused a furore, but there are already too many legal rulings made behind closed doors.

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.