Should ministers have powers to stop early release for prisoners?
Inside a UK prison
Talking point

Should ministers have powers to stop early release for prisoners?

Inmates could be forced to serve the full term of their sentence under new powers
2 Aug 2022
Should Prince Philip’s will be kept secret?
Prince Philip’s will was sealed for 90 years
Talking point

Should Prince Philip’s will be kept secret?

Controversial practice in ‘national interest’ despite claims it enables Royal Family to hide assets
21 Jul 2022
The pros and cons of legalising assisted dying
Placards showing support for legalising assisted dying
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of legalising assisted dying

Parliament to debate the divisive issue after more than 150,000 people sign petition for action
4 Jul 2022
The pros and cons of streaming trials online
Lady Justice on top of Old Bailey the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of streaming trials online

New rules mean more UK court cases will be shown online, allowing the public to watch proceedings
30 Jun 2022
The richest man in Ukraine sues Russia
Rinat Akhmetov
Profile

The richest man in Ukraine sues Russia

Steel magnate says invasion has cost him billions and violated his property rights
28 Jun 2022
Roe vs. Wade overturned: what the ruling means for other American rights
Rally For Reproductive Freedom in Austin, Texas
Expert’s view

Roe vs. Wade overturned: what the ruling means for other American rights

A Supreme Court scholar explains the impact of ‘revolutionary’ abortion ruling
27 Jun 2022
Bill of Rights: how human rights laws are set to change
Dominic Raab
Why we’re talking about . . .

Bill of Rights: how human rights laws are set to change

New draft legislation seeks to abolish the Human Rights Act introduced into UK law in 1998
22 Jun 2022

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Rwanda deportations: the legal bids to stop first flight explained
A protester demonstrates against the Home Office’s Rwanda plan
Getting to grips with . . .

Rwanda deportations: the legal bids to stop first flight explained

Blanket legal challenges fail in run-up to take-off but individual asylum-seeker cases have more success
14 Jun 2022
Caroline Watt: where is Rebekah Vardy’s missing agent?
Rebekah Vardy arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice
Profile

Caroline Watt: where is Rebekah Vardy’s missing agent?

Watt absent from ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel trial after being accused of doing her client’s ‘dirty work’
19 May 2022
The ‘showboater’ barrister representing Coleen Rooney
David Sherborne
Profile

The ‘showboater’ barrister representing Coleen Rooney

He has successfully argued for a galaxy of stars but some colleagues find him ‘showy’
18 May 2022
Can Biden preserve US abortion rights?
Joe Biden addresses reporters at a Lockheed Martin factory in Troy, Alabama
Behind the scenes

Can Biden preserve US abortion rights?

President warns Supreme Court against threatening ‘stability of our law’
6 May 2022
Explained: the anti-abortion challenge to Roe v Wade
Abortion activists demonstrating outside the Supreme Court in 2018
Fact file

Explained: the anti-abortion challenge to Roe v Wade

Supreme Court may overturn landmark reproductive rights ruling, leak suggests
3 May 2022
Why the minimum marriage age is being raised in England and Wales
Child marriage survivor and campaigner Payzee Malika
Getting to grips with . . .

Why the minimum marriage age is being raised in England and Wales

New law seeks to stop child brides being forced into wedlock
27 Apr 2022
Can the prime minister be arrested?
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Can the prime minister be arrested?

Boris Johnson continues to face the fallout for his Partygate fine
20 Apr 2022
Legal aid: why barristers are on strike
Statue of Lady Justice at the Old Bailey in London
Getting to grips with . . .

Legal aid: why barristers are on strike

Ministry of Justice accused of ‘dragging feet’ over recommended rise in funding
11 Apr 2022
What counts as a war crime?
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addresses the UN Security Council
Fact file

What counts as a war crime?

Atrocities in Borodyanka ‘more horrific’ than Bucha, says President Zelenskyy
8 Apr 2022
Should lawyers be barred from acting for oligarchs?
Sign of Harbottle & Lewis law firm
Today’s big question

Should lawyers be barred from acting for oligarchs?

Ministers have accused ‘amoral’ lawyers of working for allies of Russian president
8 Apr 2022
‘Slapps’: the lawsuits that silence free speech
Close-up view of the Lady Justice statue above the entrance to the former Crown Court House in Wakefield, England
In Depth

‘Slapps’: the lawsuits that silence free speech

Inside the government’s plans to clamp down on use of courts by rich and powerful
8 Apr 2022
Countries where smacking children is illegal
Smacking, corporal punishment
In Depth

Countries where smacking children is illegal

Wales joins more than 60 other nations in outlawing physical punishment of kids
22 Mar 2022
A timeline of Harry and Meghan’s legal action
Duke and Duchess of Sussex
In Focus

A timeline of Harry and Meghan’s legal action

Duke of Sussex launched latest complaint against Associated Newspapers this week
25 Feb 2022
What next for Prince Andrew after sex abuse case settlement?
Prince Andrew
Today’s big question

What next for Prince Andrew after sex abuse case settlement?

Campaigners ask how Duke of York is funding payout to Virginia Roberts Giuffre and ‘substantial donation’ to victims’ rights charity
16 Feb 2022
What could Prince Andrew have faced in sex abuse trial?
Prince Andrew
Between the lines

What could Prince Andrew have faced in sex abuse trial?

Duke of York agrees to pay ‘substantial donation’ in out-of-court settlement
15 Feb 2022
The fallout of stripping Prince Andrew’s royal titles
Prince Andrew
Behind the scenes

The fallout of stripping Prince Andrew’s royal titles

‘Brutal’ decision rules out return to public life for the duke – and may sound warning to Prince Harry
14 Jan 2022
A history of MPs who were investigated by the police
Former Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe
In Depth

A history of MPs who were investigated by the police

From Jeremy Thorpe to Keith Vaz, The Week takes a look at MPs who have faced police scrutiny
12 Jan 2022
What are the rules on cutting sick pay for unvaccinated staff?
Ikea social distancing sign
The latest on . . .

What are the rules on cutting sick pay for unvaccinated staff?

Ikea joins growing list of firms axing sick pay entitlement for employees who haven’t had Covid jabs
12 Jan 2022
Ghislaine Maxwell trial: will jurors’ sex abuse revelations lead to a retrial?
Ghislaine Maxwell
The latest on . . .

Ghislaine Maxwell trial: will jurors’ sex abuse revelations lead to a retrial?

Lawyers for former socialite say judge ‘can and should order’ new hearing
7 Jan 2022
How the ‘Colston Four’ were found not guilty
The Colston Four celebrate the verdict outside court
Getting to grips with . . .

How the ‘Colston Four’ were found not guilty

Conservative MP calls for appeal after protesters cleared of criminal damage charges
7 Jan 2022
Will secret Epstein-Giuffre settlement end Prince Andrew’s legal woes?
Prince Andrew
The latest on . . .

Will secret Epstein-Giuffre settlement end Prince Andrew’s legal woes?

Newly unsealed court papers show royal accuser was paid $500,000 in 2009 deal
4 Jan 2022
The rise and fall of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes
Elizabeth Holmes
Getting to grips with . . .

The rise and fall of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes

Former tech start-up executive found guilty of fraud
4 Jan 2022
Man who triggered Australia lockdown is jailed
A lockdown warning sign in Tasmania, Australia
Stranger than fiction

Man who triggered Australia lockdown is jailed

Tim Gunn tested positive for Covid-19 after breaching quarantine
22 Dec 2021
What we’ve learned so far from Ghislaine Maxwell trial
Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida in 2000
The latest on . . .

What we’ve learned so far from Ghislaine Maxwell trial

Jury begins deliberations after prosecution urges conviction of ‘sophisticated predator’
21 Dec 2021
The new free speech law aiming to end ‘wokery’ and ‘cancel culture’
Dominic Raab
Why we’re talking about . . .

The new free speech law aiming to end ‘wokery’ and ‘cancel culture’

Critics of human rights legislation reform warn that ministers ‘risk aligning themselves with authoritarian regimes’
14 Dec 2021
Controversial transgender and migration views are not hate crimes, says report
Trans rights protest
In Depth

Controversial transgender and migration views are not hate crimes, says report

Law Commission decides that gender critical arguments should be protected as ‘freedom of expression’
7 Dec 2021
Why US abortion rights may be overturned
Pro-life and pro-abortion demonstrators gather in front of the US Supreme Court
Getting to grips with . . .

Why US abortion rights may be overturned

Supreme Court justices signal support for tighter restrictions in pivotal case
7 Dec 2021
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