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Courts need lawyers as much as people need lawyers.

Courts need lawyers as much as people need lawyers.(Posted on 04/07/17)

I’ve worked in criminal law for over twenty years, for both the defence and prosecution, which means that I can give a neutral perspective, which is this: the system is creaking under its own weight, and the lack of access to lawyers is making it worse. Read more...


Trial by Television

Trial by Television(Posted on 15/06/17)

A documentary which has just aired passing judgement on the case of the late Susan May and the murder of her aunt Hilda Marchbank in 1992 was a travesty of justice and totally irresponsible. Read more...


news round-up 12.5.17

(Posted on 11/05/17)

Further details this week on the retesting of blood toxicology results from Randox Testing Services and the arrest of two employees [see Round-Up 17.2.17]. "It is deeply worrying because the integrity of forensic testing is sacrosanct in the criminal justice system,” Dorset's Deputy Chief Constable James Vaughan commented. "The vast majority of these cases involve drug-driving, but there are likely to be more... Read more...


news round-up 5.5.17

(Posted on 08/05/17)

Forensic Science Regulator calls for Legal Aid rise Additional legal aid funding is needed to help Defence lawyers meet new digital forensics standards. “We need to fund forensic science properly and it needs to be funded from the centre,” Dr Gillian Tully told the Forensics Europe Expo in London. “It needs to be funded so that there’s appropriate money to achieve [these] standards.” Computer, phone and data technological... Read more...


news round-up 31.3.17

(Posted on 31/03/17)

The Great Repeal Bill and EU: Brexit Secretary David Davis confirmed that European case law will continue to have a bearing in British court decisions. Mr Davis described the three key elements of his White Paper into the Great Repeal Bill: repealing the 1972 European Communities Act, converting all EU law into UK law, and giving ministers the ability to tweak laws they wish to get rid of – the so-called Henry VIII powers*. &... Read more...


Imprisonment and Forensic Science Conference

Imprisonment and Forensic Science Conference(Posted on 31/03/17)

At the end of March, Inside Justice hosted its first youth conference, on ‘Imprisonment and Forensic Science’, in the Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall, kindly provided by the University of Essex. Read more...