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Righteousness in a straitjacket: The Criminal Cases Review Commission

March 1, 2010


Simon Hall has a tough time in prison. Separated from his wife and family, he is bullied by other inmates because he has been convicted of murdering a pensioner. On 15 December 2001, Simon Hall went out on a night out in his hometown of Ipswich. The following July, he was arrested and charged with […]

Steps forward in libel law reform

February 7, 2010


Most journalists await with anticipation news of libel law reform, and indeed what an incoming Conservative government might think about the current situation. The Sunday Times reported back in November that Lord Lester was drawing up a defamation reform bill to protect free speech and put an end to practices like libel tourism. It is […]

Trouble in Court

January 12, 2010


Normally, I tend not to get too over-excited by events in the courtroom, mainly because of a shameful lack of interest which probably stems from a shameful lack of knowledge over how the system actually works. But a few issues this week really made my blood boil. The battle for the ‘soul of America’ (something […]