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BREAKING ‘It’s Not Democracy and It’s Not the Law’ – Legal Action to Stop Boris Johnson Suspending Parliament for No Deal Brexit Given Go Ahead
13 August 2019,
A cross-party group of 75 MPs argued that proroguing Parliament would be a breach of the British constitution.
EXCLUSIVE Good Cop, Bad Press: How a Key Witness in the Daniel Morgan Murder has been Silenced for 7 Years
6 August 2019,
Peter Jukes, host of the hit Untold: the Daniel Morgan Murder podcast, looks at a recent damages claim and a further twist in this decades-long saga.
2 August 2019,
Years of neglect for groups supporting victims of crime must be rectified by Boris Johnson, argues North West England’s former Chief Prosecutor.
THE JUSTICE TRAP: The Carl Beech Case Reveals the Potential for Injustice with Historical Allegations of Abuse
1 August 2019,
Jon Robins on what the imprisonment of the fantasist known as 'Nick' shows about how false allegations can ruin lives.
Empty Promises: Boris Johnson’s 20,000 New Police Officers won’t Provide a Solution to Britain’s Creaking Justice System
26 July 2019,
North West England's former Chief Prosecutor, Nazir Afzal, on why the new Prime Minister does not have a coherent crime and justice strategy – despite his 'law and order' rhetoric.
THE JUSTICE TRAP: How the Cash-Strapped Miscarriages of Justice Watchdog is No Longer Independent or Doing Its Job
24 July 2019,
Jon Robins explores the state of the Criminal Cases Review Commission and the dwindling number of potential miscarriages of justice being referred to the Court of Appeal.
23 July 2019,
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.
18 July 2019,
Nicola Driscoll-Davies on new developments in the investigation of the murder of Malta's most prominent journalist.
15 July 2019,
Byline Times' court reporter James Doleman gives his personal take on the jailing of Stephen Yaxley-Lennon and his conviction for contempt of court.
11 July 2019,
The injustice of how our justice system deals with its own errors was a key theme at the launch of Proof magazine this week.
10 July 2019,
Experts across the board fear a Trump-style Boris Johnson Government would be a threat to the criminal justice system.
9 July 2019,
8 July 2019,
Nazir Afzal highlights why Stephen Yaxley-Lennon's conviction for interfering with a child sexual abuse trial in Leeds in 2018 goes to the heart of justice itself.
EXCLUSIVE Condemnation of Maltese Government’s Attempts to Deny Daphne Caruana Galizia was Assassinated
4 July 2019,
Nicola Driscoll-Davies gathers reactions to the attempt by a government spokesman to deny the political motives behind the murder of Malta's most famous journalist.
2 July 2019,
Jon Robins spends a day at a court in east London where a number of tenants about to be evicted – who should be provided with legal aid – are relying on a duty lawyer.
27 June 2019,
Jon Robins on why the failure of key evidence to be disclosed in criminal trials in recent years has long been an issue leading to miscarriages of justice.
21 June 2019,
The judge who led the Public Inquiry into Press ethics has revealed he ‘knew’ some national newspaper editors were lying to him under oath about phone hacking, Byline Times can report today.
Home Office’s Fast-Track Deportations ‘Tricking’ Vulnerable Migrants into Returning to Danger, Court Hears
19 June 2019,
A case has been brought to challenge the Home Office's policy of giving migrants just 72 hours' notice of potential deportation.
17 June 2019,
12 June 2019,
Chris Grayling's 2013 cuts slashed the legal aid budget by a third – £751 million. Jon Robins examines the toll this is taking on people's everyday lives.
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