Category Archives: Law

My CPS Work Experience

Posted by on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Winning the prestigious CPS Yorkshire and Humberside Criminal Law Prize 2016 in my second year for the highest achiever in Criminal Law was definitely one of my most memorable moments at the University of Bradford. This was because the prize was not only sponsored by the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) but also consisted of a… Read More »

Bringing Rwandan génocidaires to justice 

Posted by on Monday, May 16, 2016

This month saw the opening at the Paris Cour d’assises, accompanied by a certain amount of media attention, of the trial of two elderly Rwandan gentlemen, Tito Barahira and Octavian Ngenzi. The events that led up to the trial of Barahira and Ngenzi, which started on May 12, took place more than 20 years ago, several thousands… Read More »

The importance of not justifying defendant’s crime in plea in mitigation hearings

Posted by on Monday, April 11, 2016

Members of the University of Bradford Law Society were delighted to have been invited to attend the University of Law Bar Society ‘Plea in Mitigation’ workshop in Leeds. The event, held on February 22, was hosted in conjunction with Park Square Barristers, Leeds, and attended by a number of universities nationwide. Upon arrival, we were presented… Read More »

The trial and sentencing of former Sunderland football player Adam Johnson at Bradford Crown Court – A student’s view

Posted by on Thursday, March 24, 2016

Adam Johnson has received a six year custodial sentence, as Judge Jonathan Rose explains: “Your standing and your offending are the only reason that this child has suffered abuse far beyond what would normally be expected in a case such as this. I am satisfied that the girl suffered serious psychological harm. The only reason… Read More »

Are Women Taking over the Court? I hope so!

Posted by on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

A few days ago the US Supreme Court heard arguments on the case Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt and I am excited about this. From reports it seems that the dynamics on the Supreme Court have changed significantly since Antonin Scalia’s death in February and that the three female judges on the bench gave the… Read More »

Could businesses be disadvantaged by New UK Supreme Court Appointments?

Posted by on Monday, February 4, 2013

Three new members of the UK Supreme Court are to be appointed within the next few weeks following a recruitment drive because of retirements and promotions.  This is a quarter of its total membership. These Supreme Court personnel changes come in addition to the recent appointment of the court’s new President, Lord Neuberger, who took… Read More »

The language of the law: Legal systems rather than legal solutions cause difficulties for business

Posted by on Thursday, November 10, 2011

I have recently returned from Hong Kong where I co-arranged and attended the International Conference on Access to non-judicial Justice. Presentations from over a dozen countries concentrated on how disputes can be solved without the need to go to court.  Going to court seems to be regarded as just as uncertain, costly, nerve-wracking and lengthy… Read More »