Tag: lawyers

Futility…

Shae Corrigan, 17, avoided jail for two violent attacks which took place within a matter of months of each other – despite already being on probation for a previous assault. Then what was the point of probation? In the most…

“Curses! I’d Have Gotten Away With It If Not For…”

“…those meddling commenters below the line!”   “It is quite simply a damning indictment of our justice system that a woman recognised by the courts as being ‘fragile and vulnerable’, with no legal representation, can be imprisoned for 26 weeks…

Aren’t You Taking One Now?

The sports trust denies liability for Miss Maylin’s accident, and barrister, Peter Burns, argued that bouldering involves an “obvious risk”. But in the witness box, Miss Maylin, who is seeking damages of up to £300,000, said: “I don’t take risks.”…

How Long Before The Edifice Topples..?

Another cornerstone of British justice is about to be removed: Victims raped by strangers will have their identities protected from their attackers under a move to change the law on sexual assaults. So that’s the right to face your accuser in…

They Don’t Like It Up ‘em!*

Is this yet another CPS car-crash in the making? Dr Katrina Erskine, consultant gynaecologist and head of obstetrics at Homerton Hospital, Hackney, said she was angered by the case selected for the first prosecution because it gave a “misleading” impression…

Actually, You’ll Find It Really IS A ‘Badge Of Honour’…

Joshua Rozenburg whines about the prisoner vote issue, though not for the reasons you might expect: The prime minister’s announcement that “prisoners are not getting the vote under this government” is profoundly depressing. I say that not because I have…

Stretchy briefs

Normally I play Devil’s Advocate with the legal profession. I understand that the crime does not have a cookie cutter nature and that juries and judges, both of whom have access to more information than the rest of us reading…

Women And Minorities Children Hardest Hit!

Ooooh, the gatekeepers of the law aren’t happy! Stephen Cobb QC, chairman of the Family Law Bar Association, said: “We will see an increasing number of people going to court on their own without representation.”That is DIY justice, not access…

Oooh, Another New ‘Human Right’!

Registered disabled Christopher Williams, 49, from Rishton, says he has a heart condition, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis and has been told by medics to exercise and lose weight. But, a court heard, he has been prevented from entering parks, play…