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Julie Higgins – Fake Doctor spared jail, to the irritation of the Judge …

Introduction On 27th March 2017 Julie Higgins appeared for sentence at Bournemouth Crown Court for offences of pretending to be a doctor. That sounds a pretty...

Jonathan Walsh – paediatrician jailed for having indecent images of children

Introduction Any story of a doctor who is caught abusing the trust placed in him is bound to attract the attention of the public. And...

Book review: ‘Deserved criminal sentences’ by Andreas von Hirsch

This short book brings together much of von Hirch's writings (and the writings of others) on desert theory – the concept that the punishment...

Adam Johnson loses renewed application to appeal conviction and sentence

Introduction and Background The case of Adam Johnson, the former Sunderland footballer, has generated a lot of interest (see here for some previous coverage and...

Woman who kept £20 note she found on the floor convicted of theft

Introduction It sounds like a law school question - If you find a banknote on the floor and decide to keep it, are you guilty...

Franky Mills gets 2 years for cat killing spree

Introduction 17th February 2017 is World Cat Day (if you don't know what this is, search #WorldCatDay on twitter - there are a lot of...

Rolf Harris cleared of 3 further charges, jury hung on 4

We looked last year at the new charges faced by Rolf Harris (it seems that in the modern age in cases such as this...

Adam Johnson to renew his appeal against sentence

We covered the case of Adam Johnson, the Sunderland footballer when he was jailed for 6 years (and ordered to pay £50,000 costs) on 24th March...