Crackdown on Benefit Cheats

It was reported yesterday (September 16) that “benefit cheats” could face up to 10 years in prison as part of the Crown Prosecution...

Political prisoners

Huey Newton distinguished two types of political prisoner. First, the great majority, he described as “illegitimate capitalists”. These...

Police death fines

Police death: firearms officer and police force fined Health and Safety Executive v Greater Manchester Police and another (2013)...

New Squatting Law

New Squatting Law Squatting is generally defined as entering land or a building as a trespasser and living there, or intending to live...

Crimewatch

Crimewatch:an exemplar of the spectacle of class justice The crimes presented in the Crimewatch television programme by glamorous...

Mine Death

Mine death: £568,000 fines and costs Health and Safety Executive v UK Coal Ltd and Joy Mining Machinery Ltd (2012) Leeds Crown Court,...

Health and Safety Prosecution

Death of steelworker: £500,000 fine Health and Safety Executive v Tata Steels UK Ltd (2012) Swansea Crown Court, August 3. Tata Steels UK...

Care Home Death Prosecution

Death in care home: £160,000 fine Health and Safety Executive v New Century Care Ltd (2012) Leeds Crown Court, September 10. New Century...

Bovine TB and the Badger Cull

Later today (11th September 2012), a rally will be held at College Green, Bristol against the planned badger cull. With Queen guitarist,...

Corporate Manslaughter

Second conviction since 2008 JMW Farms Limited, a Northern Irish farming company, has been fined following its conviction for corporate...

Employment of children: Beecroft

In 1815 Robert Owen toured the main factories of Britain. He observed that “in some large factories from one-fourth to one-fifth of the...

Sam Hallam

Miscarriages of justice The quashing of the conviction of Sam Hallam may remind readers of the following: Guildford Four. In summary, a...

Redundancy

The legal meaning of redundancy is far more complex than the popular view. The general principle is that redundancies arise when an...