Old Bailey

Is Sharia law creating a 'parallel UK legal system'?

Briefing Wed 26 Mar, AT 11:53

Sharia law's critics say it discriminates against women, but supporters claim it poses no threat to British justice

TV licence: MPs should 'tread cautiously' over BBC's future

Talking Point Tue 25 Mar, AT 15:15

High-quality radio could 'shrivel' if TV licence fee evasion is decriminalised, warn commentators

Legal aid cuts: why lawyers are walking out

Briefing Fri 7 Mar, AT 12:19

More criminals will walk free from court if legal aid fees are cut, claim protesting barristers

Whole-life prison tariffs upheld for most brutal murderers

One-Minute Read Tue 18 Feb, AT 13:48

Sentencing for Lee Rigby killers can go ahead as Court of Appeal upholds ‘life means life’ terms

Sex abuse trafficking: number of UK child victims doubles

Briefing Tue 18 Feb, AT 10:00

Government hopes new anti-slavery bill will help target trafficking gangs, but is it enough?

Skip raider says he will 'do it again' after CPS drops charges

One-Minute Read Thu 30 Jan, AT 10:30

'This is how we live' - William James says 'hundreds' of people in London are eating food from bins

Afghan atheist granted asylum in Britain on religious grounds

One-Minute Read Tue 14 Jan, AT 09:41

Lawyers argued man would face persecution for renouncing his faith if he returned to his homeland

Revenge porn: why it's hard to define and harder to outlaw

Briefing Thu 12 Dec, AT 12:21

Arrest of man who ran US revenge porn website is significant, but UK has yet to outlaw the practice

India gay rights demonstration

India recriminalises gay sex as Australia bans gay marriage

One-Minute Read Thu 12 Dec, AT 09:59

Anger on Indian streets as 'unexpected' Supreme court decision reinstates 153-year-old law

judge

Lord Judge: Strasbourg doesn't trump the UK Supreme Court

One-Minute Read Thu 5 Dec, AT 10:24

Former lord chief justice supports right of UK to defy European court on issues such as jail votes

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