Drugs and the law

The use of drugs in society is no longer the clear cut evil that it once was. Various celebrities, community leaders, sports stars and people who are highly regarded in their respective fields have openly admitted to using drugs on occasion.

What happens when a child is accused of a crime

Discovering that your child has been accused of a crime is devastating for most parents! Apart from the shock of dealing with the implications of the crime, and the possible consequences of the accusation, there is also the fear and trepidation of negotiating the legal system.

Do petitions work?

The recent news that the Ministry of Justice wants to introduce price-competitive tendering (PCT) for criminal legal aid, has led to a flurry of petitions being set up.


John Terry’s acquittal was a cold slap in the face to those unfamiliar with the UK court system.

To prosecute or not to prosecute

Whether to prosecute or not is a decision that should be left, unsurprisingly, to the Prosecution. The fortitude of the indignant complainant, the aggrieved or the victim, is not the measure to which the State should decide whether or not a criminal sanction should be sought against a suspect.

Let there be offence

We have a law that says that it is an offence to take part in behaviour that might be motivated by hatred of a religious group.