Keir Starmer’s call for a “Victims’ Law” – all heart and no substance

Keir Starmer Victims' Law

By Felicity Gerry “From a victim’s point of view, our justice system is hardly fit for purpose.. “What is needed is a fundamental rethink, leading to a specific and legally enforceable Victims’ Law, alongside a real and radical shift in attitude and approach.” So wrote former DPP Sir Kier Starmer QC in an article for […]

Criminal lawyers' strike action – in their own words

legal aid strike action

By Rebecca Carter Today an unprecedented event in English legal history is unfolding as thousands of criminal barristers and solicitors gather en masse outside our criminal courts in protest against legal aid and fees cuts. Demonstrations are being held outside courts in a number of cities throughout England and Wales as concerns and anger over […]

Does the need for sensation justify the public's right to be informed?

Jimmy Tarbuck

By Lucy Corrin The need for sensation alone has placed Jimmy Tarbuck’s name in the press for being questioned regarding an alleged sexual offence dating back to the 1970s. Jimmy Tarbuck is one of a seemingly never-ending stream of household names being questioned regarding historic sexual offences. Jimmy Tarbuck has merely been questioned. We do […]