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Why do we ignore the mental health aspects of crime?

<b>When 16-year-old Will Cornick admitted murdering the schoolteacher Ann Maguire, the reaction was one of shock and bewilderment.</b><p>How could a schoolboy have carried out such an appalling crime?<p>Cornick stabbed the Spanish teacher seven times in her back and neck in a classroom at Corpus Christi …

European court is not superior to UK supreme court, says Lord Judge

The law should be changed to make it clear that British courts are not obliged to implement judgments of the European court of human rights (ECHR), according to the former lord chief justice.<p>Declaring that Strasbourg "is not superior to our supreme court" in London, Lord Judge, who retired in …

Defending murderers: lawyers describe what it's like to represent the world's most notorious killers - video

Lawyers for Jon Venables, Ted Bundy and Charles Ng describe their relationships with their notorious clients, and the emotional toll involved with defending the perpetrators of some of the most gruesome crimes in modern history. Laurence Lee, John Henry Browne and William Kelly look back on the …

Four questions every law student gets asked (and how to answer them)

From the law in legally blonde to reasons for choosing the subject, law students are tired of hearing the same questions<p>•For more on studying law, take a look at our hub<p>•'Why law?' It's the question every would-be law student dreads<p>Having taken advantage of the temporary freedom from exams to …

Planning to study law at university? Read this first

Sixth-formers should have a clear vision of why they are studying the subject and not be put off by its scary reputation<p>Starting university is a milestone that marks the beginning of an important rite of passage into independent adulthood.<p>Having the freedom to eat baked beans on toast for …

What's the best route into law?

Studying law at undergraduate level is impressive – but genuine passion impresses employers most, whatever route you take<p>• Studying law? Read more from our hub<p>There are many different ways to become a lawyer, all of which have pros and cons. Whether you aspire to be a solicitor or a barrister, the …

BBC - Democracy Live - Delegated legislation

<b>Delegated or secondary legislation allows the government to make changes to a law without needing to push through a completely new act of Parliament.</b><p>This can occur when primary legislation (an act of Parliament) specifies that changes to the law may be delegated to ministers in certain …

BBC News | R-S | Statutory Instruments

Tuesday, May 19, 1998 Published at 21:57 GMT 22:57 UK<p><b>UK Politics: A-Z of Parliament: R-S</b><p><b>Statutory Instruments</b><p>Statutory Instruments (SI's) are rules and regulations made by ministers under powers given to them by Acts of Parliament. They are sometimes known as secondary legislation.<p>The legal changes …

Belgian murderer Van Den Bleeken wins 'right to die'

<b>A Belgian man serving a life sentence for rape and murder will be allowed to have doctors end his life, after a landmark ruling.</b><p>Unable to control his violent sexual urges, Frank Van Den Bleeken, who is 50, argued he would never be freed.<p>The decision follows a three-year legal battle by the …

Assisted dying: Church of England seeks inquiry

<b>The Church of England (CofE) has called for an inquiry into assisted dying.</b><p>It follows a U-turn by former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey, who said he would back legislation to allow the terminally ill in England and Wales get help to end their lives.<p>The current Archbishop of Canterbury Justin …

U.K. moves a step closer to allowing three-parent babies

The Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority said in a report published June 3 that it had seen no evidence to suggest that two mitochondrial …

Secret trial plan for English court

<b>A terrorism trial could be heard entirely in secret for the first time in an English court.</b><p>Senior judges have been hearing that the Crown Prosecution Service wants the criminal case to be dealt with completely behind closed doors on grounds of national security.<p>The Court of Appeal is to rule in the …

Does parliamentary sovereignty still reign supreme?

As the UK Supreme Court Blog points out, our highest court of appeal has updated the "frequently asked questions section" of its website.<p>Of particular interest are the answers to two questions. The first is probably the most important question the public ever asks about the court, namely whether, …

European Court of Human Rights 'risk to UK sovereignty'

Lord Judge was responding to comments by the ECHR's president<p><b>Claims the European Court of Human Rights can set law on social matters threatens Parliamentary sovereignty, a former lord chief justice has said.</b><p>Lord Judge said Parliament needed to decide how much power it was willing to give up to the …

Why make babies from three people?

<b>The UK is considering whether it should allow the creation of babies from three people to prevent deadly diseases.</b><p>A scientific review suggests the advanced form of IVF should be safe and the government backs the idea.<p>But critics, including some academic experts, say there could be significant …

Child cruelty law could be in Queen's Speech

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_wales/1081000/1081792_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524709285_1c1b1a10534301b4f4169a0dab69cc65<p><b>Ceredigion MP Mark Williams is to find out whether his bid to tighten the law on child cruelty has won UK government backing.</b><p>An offence of …

Bill-by-bill guide to Queen's Speech

<b>The government has announced its legislative agenda for the year ahead, in the Queen's Speech. There are 11 bills to be presented to Parliament over the next year and three that have been published in draft form for pre-legislative scrutiny.</b><p><b>Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill (England,</b> …

World's End murders: Angus Sinclair to be retried

<b>A man cleared of the 1977 World's End murders is to be retried, the Crown Office has confirmed.</b><p>Last month the Crown was granted permission to bring a new prosecution against Angus Sinclair under the double jeopardy law.<p>He has now been indicted for the murders of 17-year-olds Christine Eadie and …

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The man who sued for two 'undecillion' dollars – and other optimistic lawsuits

A man is currently suing the City of New York for more money than actually exists. But there are still other unlikely litigation titles up for grabs …<p>Unusually litigious people of Earth, it's time to up your game. After being bitten by a dog on a bus – and then, worse, having his photo taken …

Boris Johnson sent £75m bill for London riots' Sony warehouse fire

Appeal judges find London mayor's office, covering Met police force, liable for meeting compensation claims<p>London's mayor, Boris Johnson, who is responsible for the capital's policing issues, has been ordered to meet compensation claims of almost £75m for the destruction of a Sony warehouse during …

Joss Stone murder plotters' jail sentences reduced

Appeal court cuts Kevin Liverpool's minimum term to six and a half years and Junior Bradshaw's sentence to 10 years<p>The jail sentences of two men who plotted to rob and kill the pop singer Joss Stone have been reduced by the appeal court.<p>Kevin Liverpool, who seen as the instigator of the …

How to cram for a law exam

GDL legal exams are tough, but with solid revision notes and a little help from your friends, you should get by<p>Those of you taking a graduate diploma in law (GDL) this year are now firmly into revision season. Condensing a legal degree into one year is no mean feat – time is very tight and as the …

High court judge is first to be formally addressed as Ms Justice

Female judges were normally referred to as Mrs Justice until Alison Russell, QC, had title approved by lord chief justice<p>A high court judge, Alison Russell, QC, has become the first to be formally addressed as Ms Justice after being given permission to use the title in court.<p>Judges in the high …

Egyptian doctor to stand trial for female genital mutilation in landmark case

Raslan Fadl, a doctor in a Nile delta village, is accused of killing 13-year-old schoolgirl Sohair al-Bata'a in a botched operation<p>A doctor is to stand trial in Egypt on charges of female genital mutilation on Thursday, the first case of its kind in a country where FGM is illegal but widely …