Justice Matters


Grenfell: lessons learnt

On the fourth anniversary of a tragic fire that claimed 72 lives, Sailesh Mehta outlines four key lessons 

14 June 2021 / Sailesh Mehta

Meaningful sanctions and priority action

Ensuring the sanctions guidance is fit for purpose is just one of the many challenges that confront women at the Bar, writes Francesca O'Neill

11 June 2021 / Francesca O'Neill

Exploited and convicted: restoring 'good' character

How do we correctly acknowledge victimhood in our criminal justice system? asks Nicholas Hall 

03 June 2021 / Nicholas Hall

Making s 28 more flexible and effective

With vulnerable complainants and witnesses ensnared in the Crown Court backlog, potentially for years, Laura Hoyano and John Riley put forward proposals to reduce the attrition rate while enabling justice to be done when cases finally get to trial

01 June 2021 / Laura Hoyano / John Riley

We need to continue to talk about race: one year on

If the Bar is complacent on the issue of race, then we will perpetuate the same racial inequities that continue to pervade our society, writes Professor Leslie Thomas QC 


Jogee – how OSA works

Five years on, how the post-Jogee  law of accessorial liability is working in practice and the position of those ‘on the periphery’. By Professor Felicity Gerry QC, Dr Beatrice Krebs and Oliver Renton 


Vulnerable parties: two cheers for UK judges?

Welcome and profound amendments to the CPR’s Overriding Objective landed in April: but why so little fanfare or consultation with groups affected? asks John Horan 

11 May 2021 / John Horan

Women’s safety: attitudes must change

How the tragedy of Sarah Everard became every woman’s story. By Christina Warner 

11 May 2021 / Christina Warner

Legal Aid Census 2021 – stand up and be counted

The law is broken. Help us prove it, writes Rohini Teather 

26 April 2021 / Rohini Teather

'Kill the Bill'

Dissent and protest are a healthy safety valve for every democracy, write Sailesh Mehta and Caroline Baker, yet recent events have put the proposals around policing public protest under the spotlight – and many do not like what they see 

08 April 2021 / Sailesh Mehta / Caroline Baker
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