Law

A good time to bury bad news

10 April 2010 14:47

Sunday, Bloody Sunday. Someday the Bloody Sunday Inquiry will be published. It has taken 12 years to conduct and it…

Endless saga

11 March 2010 14:22

The four members are before a magistrate, attempting to clear their names. I’m not sure if it’s more preposterous than…

What you won’t read about terrorism in Britain

26 December 2009 11:19

I have some advice for CoffeeHousers hungry for the latest evidence about the guy who tried to blow up the…

The politics of self-defence

22 December 2009 17:27

The spin machines are gearing up as we amble towards an election, and strategists’ latest hobby-horse is self-defence. Following the…

The High Court’s decision on BA concerned law, not politics

18 December 2009 14:38

The Guardian’s Seumas Milne condemns the BA strike judgement as ‘blatantly political’. He writes: ‘Mrs Justice Cox has made a…

What should be in the British Bill of Rights?

22 November 2009 17:42

The success or failure of Cameron’s EU policy rests in part on the promised British Bill of Rights. What is…

Paul Clarke Update II

20 November 2009 12:31

The national newspapers may not be terribly interested in the Paul Clarke case but, happily, legal blogger Jack of Kent…

Trying KSM in NYC

19 November 2009 17:36

On the whole I’m sympathetic to the Obama administration’s desire to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a civilian court in…

Paul Clarke Update

17 November 2009 13:26

Remember the outcry after the discovery that Paul Clarke could face five years in prison for the “crime” of finding…

Is This the Most Enraging Story of the Year? Perhaps!

14 November 2009 20:15

You might think that this story can’t be true or that’s been made-up to provoke everyone’s inner Littlejohn. But no,…

A chance for parliament to re-assert itself

10 November 2009 19:03

This afternoon, I had the great privilege of hearing Geoffrey Robertson QC and Sir Ken MacDonald QC argue why English…

A Grieve error

2 November 2009 17:28

The Conservative leadership claims that a British Bill of Rights would serve to guide judges in interpreting the European Convention…

The Equalities Commission plays straight into Griffin’s hands

15 October 2009 12:08

The BBC reports that Nick Griffin is to put an amended constitution before his party that will abolish the ‘White…

The right decision

13 October 2009 18:23

There’s little more to add to Alex’s take on the news that Geert Wilders has won his appeal against the…

The SFO can go hang, BAE should not be prosecuted for doing business

2 October 2009 8:59

All eminent barristers have their specialism, Lord Goldsmith’s is changing his mind. Scholarly integrity is to blame – he likes…

Lockerbie-for-Oil?

30 August 2009 12:15

Pete suggests there’s little more to say about the Sunday Times story on the UK government’s attitude towards the release…

Suicide is Painless, It Brings on Many Changes…

5 August 2009 10:40

No-one could mistake back-bench Conservative MPs for advocates for limited government. So it’s scarcely surprising that Nadine Dorries and Edward…