Law in Practice

Sentencing overhaul

Rosina Cottage QC outlines the tougher sentencing guidelines in force to tackle escalating knife and acid crime read more

The deterrent effect

Knife culture is so engrained in some communities that only more severe punishment will actually see it ‘stamped out’, argues Jesse Cook read more

Firearms and fury: The rise of gun crime in the UK

The case of the antique firearms dealer who exploited legal loopholes reveals that gun control in the UK is not nearly as tight as we may think. By Rupert Jones read more

The post-Ched Evans debate on sexual history evidence

Ali Naseem Bajwa QC and Eva Niculiu provide a critical overview of the main developments in the ongoing sexual history evidence debate read more

Beyond Windrush

The Windrush scandal has put the spotlight on the byzantine and troubled state of British immigration law, policy and practice, writes Dr Anna Lindley read more

Domestic jurisdiction and crime of aggression

What status do ‘crimes of aggression’ have in English law? A personal opinion by Zia Akhtar who examines the recent judicial review in the context of recent air strikes on Syria... read more

LGBTI rights in British overseas territories

The reversal of the same-sex marriage law in Bermuda is unconstitutional, argues Dr Leonardo Raznovich. Is the UK fulfilling its role in protecting LGBTI rights in British overseas... read more

WannaCry? A barrister’s guide to the cybercrime galaxy

Malware is on the rise and there’s a whole cybercrime industry – said to be worth $1bn globally – eager to hold your data to ransom. You could be struck at home, in transit or chambers... read more

Spring 2018: a Brussels Brexit stock-take

Is the rocky road to Brexit obscured by London fog? Taking stock from Brussels, Evanna Fruithof joins calls for fewer speeches and more legal texts read more

Police must investigate: Worboy’s victims win human rights case

Victims of crime involving inhuman or degrading treatment can seek redress for police failings, explains Matthew Flinn, following the Supreme Court decision breaking new ground in UK... read more