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 … [Read More...]

“Sexting” damages case: the legal issues

The award of damages to a victim of 'sexting' grabbed the attention of the media on at the beginning of December 2015. Given that the judgment appears to have been delivered in September 2015, it isn't clear why it had not made it in to the news until this week, but such is the way of the media … [Read More...]

Freedom of expression – does it need to be defined?

by Jan Kleijssen In the context of wishing to prevent abuse, there is a growing debate among policymakers on what constitutes freedom of expression, notably on the Internet. However, instead of trying to come up with a definition, it would be much better to decide on the basis of the … [Read More...]