Reflecting on a decade of court reporting, James Doleman explains how the apparent formality helps take the emotion out of awful events and focus on the evidence
James Doleman reports on day two of ‘Tommy Robinson’s’ defamation trial
James Doleman provides the background to an inquiry into the Scottish Government’s investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Alex Salmond – and its implications for Nicola Sturgeon
James Doleman reports from Edinburgh’s High Court, where the former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond is giving evidence in his defence to charges of sexual assault and attempted rape.
James Doleman’s third report from the trial of the former First Minister of Scotland, who is charged with sexual assault and attempted rape.
On the first day of the trial of the former First Minister of Scotland for charges of sexual assault and rape, one of his alleged victims – a Scottish Government official – gave evidence against him.
Glaswegian James Doleman considers the possible repercussions of the 2019 General Election and Brexit on Scotland’s relationship within the UK.
“The sword of Damocles” remains over Boris Johnson’s head as the highest court in Scotland rejected the government’s call to end a legal action over a Brexit extension reports James Doleman.
James Doleman reports from Scotland’s Inner House of the Court of Session on another legal wrangle involving the Government on Brexit.
“It would be destructive of one of the core principles of constitutional propriety… for the Prime Minister or the Government to renege on what they have assured the court,” Lord Pentland ruled.
Court reporter James Doleman on the momentous ruling by the highest court in the UK which has found the Prime Minister acted unlawfully in advising the Queen to prorogue Parliament.
Day two of the momentous Supreme Court hearing on whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in advising the Queen to suspend Parliament.
day one of the momentous hearing at the UK’s Supreme Court to determine whether the Prime Minister acted unlawfully in advising the Queen to suspend Parliament.
A cross-party group of 75 MPs argued that proroguing Parliament would be a breach of the British constitution.
Byline Times’ court reporter James Doleman documents a bizarre run of cases on his return to the press gallery after a hiatus from the courts.
Byline Times’ court reporter James Doleman gives his personal take on the jailing of Stephen Yaxley-Lennon and his conviction for contempt of court.
Byline Times‘ court reporter James Doleman looks at Stephen Yaxley-Lennon’s weak defence and shaky demeanour throughout his long-awaited contempt of court Old Bailey trial. It was an odd couple of days at the Old Bailey. When I arrived on Thursday morning, the first thing I saw was that the normally busy street was closed off…
Names of at least seven middle-managers found in a sample of 2% of private investigator invoices but the company’s lawyers say stories also came from public domain sources.
High Court Judge describes court action as “futile” and characterises part of former tabloid journalist’s evidence as “irrelevant” and “scurrilous”.
McGarry was sobbing throughout today’s hearing, with the court being told that she had suffered from “serious mental health issues”. Court 1 at Glasgow Sheriff Court isn’t the kind of courtroom you see on TV. It’s in a small windowless basement with no jury box – juries don’t sit there – and no witness box,…
Byline Times’ court reporter James Doleman returns with the curious case of Natalie McGarry