Justice for the 96 at the Hillsborough inquest


The jury of the Hillsborough inquest concluded that all 96 victims of the disaster were killed unlawfully. Match commander Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield was “responsible for manslaughter by gross negligence” due to a breach of his duty of care. Further, police errors caused a dangerous situation at the turnstiles. Mark George QC, head of chambers […]

Abolition of the Criminal Courts Charge: a welcome move


Why has the government decided to abolish the Criminal Courts Charge? Shula de Jersey, Principal Lawyer at Slater and Gordon (UK) LLP, explores the controversial measure and explains the events that led to its abolition. What changes are being made to the Criminal Courts Charge? Earlier this month, Michael Gove, the current Justice Secretary, announced […]

Are counter terrorism laws interfering with freedom of the press?

A case of freedom of the press versus counter-terrorism laws? Peter Carter QC at Doughty Street Chambers, examines the police powers used to seize an investigative journalist’s laptop. A recent controversial movement saw police seizing the laptop of a BBC Newsnight journalist over correspondence with ISIS, using special powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 (TA […]