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Magistrates will get power to give one-year jail sentences to cut backlog
Pandemic has caused huge delays in justice system but barristers claim change in England and Wales is ‘distraction politics’

Jamie Grierson

18, Jan, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Anthony Bradley obituary
Barrister, academic and leading expert in UK constitutional law

Owen Bowcott

11, Jan, 2022 @5:53 PM

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One of the few black female QCs in England and Wales calls for action on inequality
Barbara Mills says next 12 months ‘critical’ in tackling systemic obstacles in legal profession

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

06, Jan, 2022 @9:19 AM

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Bar Council chair criticises ‘thin-skinned’ Raab for not meeting him
Exclusive: Derek Sweeting QC claims lord chancellor has snubbed him over response to defence lawyer remarks

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

30, Dec, 2021 @10:38 AM

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Sibghat Kadri obituary
Lawyer who pursued principles of racial equality both for those he represented as a barrister and within the legal establishment

Catherine Baksi

07, Dec, 2021 @5:56 PM

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‘No alternative’ to new walkouts in legal aid dispute, says QC
Barrister who led 2014 strike in England and Wales says further industrial action looks likely

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

22, Nov, 2021 @10:11 AM

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Barristers from ethnic minority backgrounds ‘face systemic obstacles’
Report by Bar Council’s race working group says ethnic minority barrister are paid less and are at greater risk of bullying

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

04, Nov, 2021 @7:28 PM

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Sir Peter Gibbings obituary
Leading British media figure who as managing director and chairman of the Guardian oversaw a boost in circulation

Ian Mayes

20, Oct, 2021 @5:05 PM

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Good Law Project’s Jolyon Maugham: ‘They see us pushing back hard’
His case over PPE contracts has got under ministers’ skin – and he says he has ambitions beyond litigation

Haroon Siddique

25, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Sir William Macpherson obituary
Head of the Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry who said the Met’s investigation had been undermined by ‘institutional racism’

Owen Bowcott

22, Feb, 2021 @6:02 PM

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'It is helpful to wear the uniform': barrister's wig enjoys surprising popularity
A 17th-century piece of horsehair is an important part of the criminal justice system, argue its wearers

Esther Addley

16, Feb, 2021 @5:33 PM

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Parent condemns barrister over 'stroppy teenager of colour' tweet
Mother of Ruby Williams, sent home from London school over afro hairstyle, calls Jon Holbrook’s tweet ‘shocking’

Aamna Mohdin Community affairs correspondent

26, Jan, 2021 @1:56 PM

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