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    1. November 24, 2014

      Prince Charles letters case reaches UK Supreme Court

      A protracted legal battle over whether letters sent by Prince Charles to government ministers should become public is being...

    2. October 2, 2014

      UK Conservative party set to defy Europe on human rights

      Britain will quit the European Court of Human Rights unless other countries agree to let the UK disregard its rulings, under...

    1. July 17, 2014

      ‘British bill of rights’ moves up Tory agenda

      David Cameron’s Conservatives have long been calling on the prime minister to reassert the sovereignty of parliament over...

    2. March 7, 2014

      UK legal aid cuts put white-collar trials at risk

      The attorney-general will intervene in a case whose defendants have been left without barristers due to the government’s...

    3. February 26, 2014

      Plea from judge as legal aid cuts hit defendants

      The attorney-general is considering a request to intervene in a criminal trial because its defendants have been unable to...

    4. 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...

    5. February 18, 2014

      Court overrules human rights objection on whole-life sentences

      The Court of Appeal says judges can continue to impose whole-life sentences on criminals, setting up a potential showdown...

    6. October 27, 2013

      Stolen asset laws to be reviewed as Arab states seek redress

      UK laws on how stolen assets are frozen and repatriated are to be reviewed as Arab states try to recover assets that they...

    7. August 7, 2013

      Making an orphan of the Foundling Museum

      The Charity Commission has rightly been taken to task for failing to oversee charities that serve little or no benevolent...

    8. July 9, 2013

      Judges rule Prince Charles letters to ministers will not be published

      Private letters written by Prince Charles to government ministers will not be made public, three senior judges have ruled....

    9. June 7, 2013

      Treasury counsel tell attorney-general legal aid cuts are ‘unconscionable’

      A group of Treasury counsel – external barristers used by the government in litigation – has slammed proposed cuts to legal...

    10. March 5, 2013

      SFO urged to publish inquiry findings

      The results of an internal investigation into claims by a whistleblower at the Serious Fraud Office should be published to...

    11. February 5, 2013

      MPs vote overwhelmingly for gay marriage

      David Cameron’s plan to legalise gay marriage was passed with a large majority by the House of Commons last night. But a...

    12. 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...

    13. November 22, 2012

      UK sets out options on prisoner voting

      Ministers are gearing up for further conflict with European human rights judges over whether prisoners should be allowed to...

    14. November 1, 2012

      NAO criticises former SFO chief’s payoff

      The National Audit Office has ruled as “irregular” severance of more than £420,000 paid to the former chief executive of the...

    15. November 1, 2012

      SFO attacked over ex-chief’s severance

      The Serious Fraud Office has come under attack for making a secret £420,000 redundancy payment to its former chief...

    16. October 24, 2012

      MPs given new say on prisoner votes

      David Cameron has confirmed he will allow MPs to have another say on giving prisoners the right to vote, following mounting...

    17. October 24, 2012

      Cameron sees good news keeping coming

      David Cameron told the House of Commons on Wednesday that “more good news” on the economy was imminent, raising expectations...

    18. Westminster Blog

      October 16, 2012

      Letters by Prince Charles to ministers will remain unpublished

      By Chris Cook Correspondence between Prince Charles and government ministers must remain secret, the government has decided....

    19. October 16, 2012

      Grieve seeks to overturn Hillsborough verdicts

      The attorney-general has confirmed he will seek to quash the inquest into the deaths of 96 football fans in the Hillsborough...

    20. August 17, 2012

      MoD ‘concern at EADS unit payments’

      UK Ministry of Defence officials appeared to express concerns about payments made to a Cayman Islands bank account by a...

    21. July 18, 2012

      Daily Mail, Daily Mirror guilty of contempt

      The Daily Mail and the Daily Mirror have been found guilty of contempt of court over articles published after a murderer’s...

    22. Westminster Blog

      April 12, 2012

      A handy guide to Cabinet outside earnings

      You could find all this information yourself by picking your way through the Commons’ register of interests. But here it is...

    23. April 10, 2012

      Whitehall refuses to rule out Libya rendition deal

      The government is not ruling out the possibility of reaching an out of court settlement with Abdul Hakim Belhadj, the Libyan...

    24. February 28, 2012

      Wife hits move to ‘cart off’ husband to US

      The wife of a retired businessman extradited to the US for alleged arms dealing broke down in tears on Tuesday as she told...

    25. February 22, 2012

      Tchenguiz raids have proved a costly farce

      The essential ingredient of a British farce is that an authority figure is caught with his trousers down. So the old...

    26. FT Alphaville

      February 15, 2012

      SFO faces inquiry into operations

      Dominic Grieve, the Attorney-General, has ordered the first inquiry into the UK’s anti-fraud authority to help improve its...

    27. February 14, 2012

      SFO faces inquiry into operations

      Dominic Grieve, the attorney-general, has ordered the first inquiry into the UK’s anti-fraud authority to help improve its...

    28. February 7, 2012

      Councils threaten judicial review of HS2

      A group of 18 local authorities opposed to a £32.7bn high speed rail link between London and the north have threatened the...

    29. January 25, 2012

      Cameron backed on European court overhaul

      David Cameron’s calls for an overhaul of the European Court of Human Rights to reduce its judges’ interference with the...

    30. January 12, 2012

      Intelligence services face rendition probe

      Scotland Yard is to begin an urgent criminal investigation into allegations that UK intelligence agents helped the rendition...

    31. January 10, 2012

      Greening hails decision ‘historic day’

      Justine Greening invoked the spirit of the Victorian railway pioneers as she hailed her decision to give the green light to...

    32. January 8, 2012

      Cameron braced for revolt by MPs over new rail line

      David Cameron is braced for a revolt by a hardcore of Tory MPs over plans to build a £32bn high-speed rail line between...

    33. December 4, 2011

      High-speed rail decision delayed

      The coalition government will delay a decision on whether to press ahead with the first stage of a £32bn high-speed rail...

    34. December 1, 2011

      Attorney-general warns press over contempt

      The attorney-general has sounded his concern over “the increasing tendency of the press to test the boundaries” over the...

    35. FT Alphaville

      November 18, 2011

      SFO eyes probe into F1 bribery allegations

      The UK’s Serious Fraud Office is examining whether to conduct its own investigation into the bribery allegations surrounding...

    36. November 17, 2011

      SFO eyes probe into F1 bribery allegations

      The UK’s Serious Fraud Office is examining whether to conduct its own investigation into the bribery allegations surrounding...

    37. September 9, 2011

      Public benefit row: Fees could rise as result of charity case

      The dispute over whether and what benefits independent schools should provide for families that cannot afford their fees is...

    38. Westminster Blog

      July 6, 2011

      Live blog: PMQs and emergency debate on hacking

      Coverage as it happened of Wednesday’s prime minister’s questions and the parliamentary debate on phone hacking at the News...

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