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  1. July 30, 2014

    Two ex-News of the World journalists face phone hacking charges

    Two former News of the World journalists are to face fresh phone hacking charges, less than a month after the defunct...

  2. July 27, 2014

    Private prosecutions grow as state bodies retreat in face of dwindling resources

    He was once a wealthy Kenyan businessman who boasted about his connections to the billionaire Hinduja brothers and flaunted...

  1. June 30, 2014

    Coulson faces retrial on charges over royal directories

    Andy Coulson, the former News of the World editor convicted of phone hacking last week, is to face a retrial on charges...

  2. May 9, 2014

    Rolf Harris groomed and molested 13-year-old girl, court hears

    Rolf Harris used his fame to groom an underage girl “like a pet”, a court heard at the opening of the 84-year-old former...

  3. May 2, 2014

    Oh, the injustice of it all…

    Perhaps it was an omen. Just days after I noticed that Twelve Angry Men was enjoying a new West End run, the jury summons...

  4. May 2, 2014

    Max Clifford sentenced to eight years for indecent assault

    Max Clifford, the high-profile public relations consultant, has been sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment after being...

  5. April 11, 2014

    Celebrity sex case acquittals raise questions for CPS

    Acquittals of famous figures on sex charges, culminating in the clearing of former House of Commons deputy Speaker Nigel...

  6. April 10, 2014

    MP Nigel Evans cleared of sexual assault charges

    Nigel Evans, the former Commons deputy Speaker, has been cleared of nine charges, including raping a student and sexually...

  7. March 20, 2014

    G4S guards charged with manslaughter

    G4S has escaped prosecution over the death of a man at Heathrow airport in 2010 as he was being deported from the UK, but...

  8. February 23, 2014

    Crown Prosecution Service targets improved asset recovery operation

    The Crown Prosecution Service will pledge to improve its track record on recovering ill-gotten gains and will deploy...

  9. January 29, 2014

    CPS drops case against Iceland ‘skippers’

    The Crown Prosecution Service has dropped its case against three men who were accused of taking food from a bin outside an...

  10. January 29, 2014

    Lawyer still fighting to bring down the corrupt

    Helen Garlick’s legal career is testimony to how long and hard the battle against global corruption has always been – and...

  11. November 26, 2013

    Police officer to face charges in Plebgate saga

    Andrew Mitchell, the former cabinet minister, has made damning criticisms of public prosecutors and questioned the...

  12. September 26, 2013

    Nine A4e employees charged with fraud, CPS says

    Nine employees of the welfare to work provider A4e have been charged with fraud, the Crown Prosecution Service announced on...

  13. September 17, 2013

    US can learn from UK on benefits, says pensions minister

    Americans should learn lessons from the UK’s determination to strengthen obligations on benefit claimants to look for work...

  14. September 10, 2013

    Deputy speaker resigns after assault charges

    Nigel Evans, the Commons deputy speaker, announced on Tuesday night he was resigning his post after the Crown Prosecution...

  15. August 19, 2013

    Accountants charged over alleged £1m UK tax abuse

    Two accountants have been charged with cheating the public revenue over a scheme that allegedly cost the exchequer “in the...

  16. July 23, 2013

    Alison Saunders chosen to head Crown Prosecution Service

    The most senior prosecutor in England and Wales will be an internal promotion from within the Crown Prosecution Service for...

  17. July 11, 2013

    Denis MacShane charged with false accounting over expenses

    Denis MacShane, the former Labour minister, has been charged with false accounting over nearly £13,000 of expenses, the...

  18. July 8, 2013

    Journalist at Star on corruption charge

    A senior journalist from the Star newspaper has been charged with making alleged corrupt payments to a prison officer – the...

  19. July 3, 2013

    Senior London banker arrested in tax fraud probe

    A senior London bank executive was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of tax fraud, according to the tax authority. HM...

  20. May 28, 2013

    Relaxation of UK bribery law on government agenda

    An important piece of the UK’s anti-bribery legislation is to be reconsidered and potentially watered down by the government...

  21. May 14, 2013

    Tax official and Sun journalist face misconduct charge

    A senior political journalist from The Sun newspaper and a press officer at HMRC face a charge of conspiracy to commit...

  22. April 30, 2013

    Five charged over £125m UK film tax-relief scheme

    Five men will be charged over a £125m tax-relief scheme marketed to investors in the British film industry after a criminal...

  23. April 24, 2013

    Sun reporter faces conspiracy charge

    Duncan Larcombe, a royal correspondent for The Sun newspaper, will appear in court next month alongside two other people...

  24. April 24, 2013

    Starmer to quit CPS in October

    Keir Starmer, the UK’s chief prosecutor, will step down in October, the Crown Prosecution Service confirmed. Mr Starmer, who...

  25. March 29, 2013

    Mitchell to sue Sun newspaper

    Andrew Mitchell has issued a libel writ against The Sun newspaper over its reporting of the “plebgate” scandal as Scotland...

  26. February 11, 2013

    QC convicted of VAT fraud

    A leading barrister was convicted of tax fraud on Monday, in a high profile case that coincides with a push by the Crown...

  27. February 4, 2013

    Accident Exchange eyes £130m damages

    A supplier of courtesy vehicles to car crash victims that claims it lost millions of pounds in an alleged fraud is preparing...

  28. Westminster Blog

    February 4, 2013

    What Chris Huhne said when he resigned

    After pleading guilty to perverting the course of justice, Chris Huhne made this statement outside the court: Having taken...

  29. January 27, 2013

    Vostok probed on alleged EBRD loan bribery

    A British gas and oil group has been investigated over allegations of bribery and corruption involving a loan from the...

  30. January 20, 2013

    Tax crackdown to target middle class

    Middle-class professionals are to be targeted in a new crackdown on tax evasion promised by the chief prosecutor of England...

  31. January 20, 2013

    Starmer wants legacy of ‘accountability’

    Keir Starmer may not be a household name, but he is probably recognisable to anyone with a television: he is the man who has...

  32. January 18, 2013

    Welsh mine manager charged

    The manager of a Welsh coal mine has been charged with manslaughter in connection with an accident in 2011 in which four...

  33. January 11, 2013

    CPS apologises over Savile abuse

    The Crown Prosecution Service has apologised for failing to pursue allegations of child abuse against Jimmy Savile after...

  34. January 8, 2013

    Eight charged over HBOS Reading loans

    A former senior employee of HBOS and seven other defendants face various charges relating to corruption and fraud in...

  35. December 5, 2012

    Fraud agency agreed second secret payout

    The UK’s fraud fighting agency has been accused of operating a “slush fund” as a second secret payment to an outgoing...

  36. November 20, 2012

    Coulson and Brooks accused of conspiracy

    Rebekah Brooks, former chief executive of News International, and Andy Coulson, Prime Minister David Cameron’s former...

  37. October 25, 2012

    CPS clarifies stance on international crime

    The Crown Prosecution Service has published its first guidelines on how to deal with suspects who commit crimes in more than...

  38. October 24, 2012

    DPP to review decisions on Savile

    Keir Starmer, the director of public prosecutions, is to review why the Crown Prosecution Service did not prosecute Jimmy...

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