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Gordon Ritchie: Scotland’s criminal justice system has been gravely undermined

Defence solicitor Gordon Ritchie charts the decline of Scotland's justice system and respect for the rights of the accused.

Published 13 August 2019

England: Suspected sex offenders should remain anonymous, says new Justice Secretary

Suspected sex offenders should remain anonymous until charged so long as they have a reputation to protect, Justice Secretary Robert Buckland QC has said.

Published 1 August 2019

England: Wrongfully convicted men take fight for compensation to European Court of Human Rights

Two men who were wrongfully convicted and served long sentences before being freed are taking their fight for compensation to the European Court of Human Rights, The Times reports.

Published 10 July 2019

UK government ignoring miscarriage of justice victims, claims campaigner

UK government talks on how to deal with problems of evidence disclosure have excluded victims of miscarriages of justice, according to a campaigner.

Published 27 June 2019

Cinema adverts to highlight impact of budget cuts on criminal justice

The impact of budget cuts on the criminal justice system in England and Wales is set to be highlighted in cinemas across the UK in a new advert for The Secret Barrister's book.

Published 4 April 2019