August 2011

Self-styled outlaws

August 26, 2011

Two cases in court this week have involved people whose cause has been championed by John Hemming MP. First, on Monday, there was Vicky Haigh’s case. Today, a man called Norman Scarth, who’s in prison for contempt of court, has been refused habeas corpus by Wyn Williams J in the Administrative Court. He, too, is supported […]

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John Hemming MP, Vicky Haigh, and her supporters

August 25, 2011

In April I wrote about John Hemming’s use of Parliamentary privilege to name a woman involved in a family law dispute with a local authority. I concluded: since this appears to be a family case involving a local authority, it’s reasonable to suspect it’s a child care case in which section 1(1) of the Children Act […]

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Without Prejudice

August 12, 2011

In this week’s bumper edition of Without Prejudice no fewer than three guests – former (and perhaps future) LibDem MP Dr Evan Harris, the lawyer, blogger and tweeter David Wales, and the editor of the UK Human Rights blog Adam Wagner – join Charon QC, David Allen Green and me to talk about: what criminal offences rioters and looters are being charged with, and why; […]

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