Trouble in paradise

Stephen Cragg, in the Maldives to observe on behalf of the Bar Human Rights Committee the prosecution of ex-President Mohammed Nasheed, reveals a very different side to the ‘paradise’... read more

It’s a funny old world

The plight of the criminal Bar; the independence of the Bar threatened by fee cuts, referral fees and price competitive tendering; and such developments under scrutiny from the rest of the common law... read more

Hanna Llewellyn-Waters

Job title: Barrister, 2 Bedford Row2 Bedford Row consists of 18  silks and 55 juniors practicing domestically and internationally in their specialist areas of  Crime, Fraud, HSE, Professional... read more

“Heartache” at the criminal Bar

Criminal barCriminal barristers could resort to “stopping the courts” in protest at low fees and delays in payment, Criminal Bar Association (CBA) chair Max Hill QC has warned.  A... read more

New crime of forced marriage

Criminal law Forcing someone to marry is to become a criminal offence, the Prime Minister has confirmed.  David Cameron described forced marriage as “abhorrent” and “little more than... read more

QASA to go live in January 2013

Bar standards boardSignificant progress has been made towards finalising the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) in relation to criminal advocacy and the Bar Standards... read more

Sentencing in the Crown Court

criminal lawExpressing genuine remorse in the dock or showing there are job prospects on the horizon can pay dividends for offenders facing a stretch inside, according to Sentencing... read more

Tackling crime in the EU

house of lordsPeers have urged the Government to opt-in to a new draft Directive on the Proceeds of Crime. read more

Lights, camera, action!

professionThe long-standing ban on televising, or photographing, court proceedings, is due to be overturned. Clause 22 of the Crime and Courts Bill allows the Lord... read more

Failing to disclose

Criminal barLord Justice Gross and Mr Justice Treacy have been asked by the Lord Chief Justice to conduct a review of sanctions for disclosure failures in criminal trials. read more