Tax solicitor jailed for contempt after promises over missing millions

An experienced tax lawyer has been jailed for 14 months after being found in contempt over breaches of undertakings to the court.  Stephen David...

Dating sim meets survival horror: the game that exposes pick-up artists

It’s Friday night, and it’s been a long day. You’re a young woman walking into a bar, looking for your friends, when a...

Police force declines new powers lowering bar for stop and search

West Midlands police have refused to take up an offer of new powers to make it easier for officers to conduct stop and...

'Severe issues' crash legal aid billing system

The government has had to introduce contingency arrangements after 'severe issues' broke its digital legal aid billing system. The Legal Aid Agency says...

'Morally bankrupt' law firm ruled by 'fear and bullying', tribunal hears

A former partner at south-east firm McMillan Williams has told a tribunal she was working in a ‘morally bankrupt environment’ and subjected to...

Burford governance change fails to impress critics

Changes to a governance regime attacked as 'laughter-inducing' have failed to impress critics of stock exchange-listed litigation funder Burford Capital. The company, under...

State of criminal justice ‘far worse’ than new figures show, says Bar Council

Criminals will be ‘rubbing their hands with glee’ because of their slim chances of prosecution, the Bar Council has said. Quarterly figures released by...

Newcastle stab victim named as in-house solicitor

The victim of a fatal assault in a Newcastle shopping centre has been named as a 52-year-old solicitor.  Northumbria Police confirmed that Peter Duncan was stabbed...

We know that prison doesn’t work. So what are the alternatives? | Jarryd Bartle

Whether for violence, public disorder or wage theft – there is no shortage of calls for more people to be sent to prison,...

The right response to Saudi Arabia’s executions | Letter

The spike in executions in Saudi Arabia is great cause for concern, as highlighted by the son of reformist Saudi cleric Salman al-Odah...