Criminal justice chaos

'The problems that plague the criminal justice system are not rooted in an imagined “Leftist” criminal justice culture; they spring directly from the near-obliteration of the justice system by budget cuts of nearly 50 per cent over the past decade'

Wrong on Human Rights

‘Temporarily withdrawing from the human rights convention in order to deport Abu Qatada would be absurd’

Union Disunity

‘Why did a member of the University and College Union sue it for supporting academic boycotts of Israel?’

Law of the Land

‘The Muslim Council wants Muslims to be able to settle family disputes according to Islamic principles. Fine, but only if those principles are consistent with the law of the land’

Reviewing Judicial Review

'Three-quarters of applications for judicial review were immigration and asylum charges. Permission was refused in five cases out of six

Lessons from Leveson

‘Why should the press agree to fund and support a regulator that would stop it making money, as the Leveson inquiry proposed?’

Tomorrow’s Legal Landscape

‘For 30 years, Richard Susskind has been predicting how the legal profession will be changed by technology. He has been proved right’

Extradition Conditions

'Why did it take you so many years for Abu Hamza to be extradited to the US? The main reason was delay in the European Court of Human Rights

Respecting Religion

'We should respect the rights of those with religious convictions so long as those beliefs do not conflict with the rights of others'

Scandalising Judges

'The offence of "scandalising the court" is obsolete. Judges who are traduced should either rise above it or sue for libel'

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"