Tag: Criminal law

Non-fatal strangulation and suffocation: Why was this new offence necessary and what has been its impact?

King’s College London grad Lucy Sutton explores the implications

Feb 13 2024 8:45am

Meet the Lambo-driving criminal law solicitor with over 100k followers on TikTok

Akhmed Yakoob tells Legal Cheek how he cultivated his online following

Mar 22 2023 8:55am

‘Our criminal justice system is quite literally being held together by duct tape — action is needed now’

Fundamental change is required to avoid a 'complete collapse', warns solicitor advocate Ben Brown

Jan 10 2023 9:25am

Criminal solicitor to share comical tales of the justice system at Edinburgh Fringe

Shit Lawyer is 'a manifesto for change', says Abigail Rolling

Jun 21 2022 11:33am

Criminal law not an attractive long-term career, say 81% of junior lawyers

Low pay 👎 long hours 👎 poor work-life balance 👎

May 31 2022 1:17pm

Top criminal chambers pledge support for ‘no returns’ as barrister action begins

Move comes in response to 'unacceptably low' legal aid fees

Apr 11 2022 11:22am

Criminal barristers vote to take action if government does not increase legal aid

'Justice system on its knees', say bar leaders

Jan 18 2022 10:35am

This pic of the MoJ’s Xmas tree hasn’t gone down well with criminal lawyers

'Utterly detached from the reality', wrote one barrister on Twitter, as crumbling courts and case backlogs continue to blight justice system

Dec 6 2021 12:18pm

25 Bedford Row barristers to star in new Channel 4 documentary

The Defenders airs from spring

Nov 25 2021 4:30pm

Ex-Love Islander sets sights on career as criminal lawyer

From Boohoo brand deals to legal aid work for St Mary's Uni law grad Tyler Cruickshank?

Nov 17 2021 12:02pm

Meet the law students having second thoughts about criminal practice

Many are still keen on crime but very aware of 'atrocious' pay and conditions

Aug 12 2021 9:07am

Do law students still fancy a life in crime?

Low pay, long hours and a crumbling justice system could be putting off the next generation of criminal lawyers

Aug 10 2021 8:34am

Why Elon Musk’s pigs are a legal headache

Bristol University student and future trainee William Holmes explores the challenges ahead for brain-computer interface (BCI) systems

Dec 16 2020 9:18am

Furloughed solicitor launches lockdown cookie business

Sarah King juggles baking sweet treats alongside criminal casework 🍪

Nov 25 2020 9:37am

A life of crime

Chris Daw QC on life at the bar, his newly released book and venture into ‘vlawging’

Aug 10 2020 10:30am

‘Rough sex’ defence ban: A step in the right direction

Few argue that the Domestic Abuse Bill will settle disagreements on consent in law, but fruitful discussions cannot begin where there is no agreed starting point

Aug 6 2020 11:42am

Could COVID-19 spit attacks amount to constructive manslaughter?

Birmingham University law student Anna Hayes considers the cases of Trevor Belle and Belly Mujinga

Jun 15 2020 1:23pm

Cummings and goings: Did Dom break the law?

Criminal barrister Syam Soni casts a legal eye over Durham saga

May 26 2020 11:06am

COVID-19: Could PPE shortages amount to corporate manslaughter?

A ‘herculean effort’ has been exerted to increase the availability of protective gear for frontline NHS staff -- but should more have been done sooner, and if so, who is accountable?

May 7 2020 12:51pm

Keele University law lecturer channels inner Eminem in criminal law rap

'Intention! It gives me tension! Too many cases to mention!' ?

May 5 2020 11:36am