John Jarratt launches second defamation case against Daily Telegraph after rape acquittal

Actor John Jarratt has launched a second defamation lawsuit against the Daily Telegraph over its reporting of rape allegations against him. Jarratt originally sued...

Usman Khan, sentencing and the rehabilitation of serious offenders | Letters

As a retired probation officer who was involved in the delivery of training programmes for the Criminal Justice Act 2003, I would suggest...

Administrative backlog behind drop in divorces

Regional divorce centres may be partly to blame for the number of divorces falling to its lowest level in nearly 50 years, the...

Johnson's response to London Bridge attack ignores complex reality

Boris Johnson has focused entirely on sentencing when discussing the implications of the terror attack at London Bridge – and in doing so...

More foreign firms coming to Hong Kong, says region's Law Society

Hong Kong will remain Asia’s pre-eminent legal hub in spite of escalating protests, the Law Society of Hong Kong has said, noting the...

Rendition: refusal to hold UK public inquiry to face judicial review

The government’s refusal to hold a public inquiry into allegations that the security services were complicit in the torture and abduction of terror...

Brexit: ‘England and Wales will remain jurisdiction of choice’

Brexit will not damage the legal status of England and Wales, the Law Society has said, citing the flexibility and stability of English...

Baker McKenzie misconduct case begins

International firm Baker McKenzie will face the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal today in an unprecedented hearing over allegations of sexual misconduct and the investigation...

Beneficial owners of firms to face DBS checks

A listing on the roll will no longer suffice to show that a solicitor is not a criminal, under the new anti-money laundering...

News focus: Key questions remain as new AML regime looms

With new directives coming into force and little guidance for firms on compliance, even anti-money laundering experts are struggling to stay on top,...