Tag Archives: Court

Neighbourhood Resolution Panels for Cambridge

Book Cited By Cambridge City Council Justifying Foray Into Restorative Justice On Thursday the 15th of March councillors on Cambridge City Council’s Community Services Scrutiny Committee will discuss bringing a new form of restorative justice to Cambridge. Meetings called “Neighbourhood Resolution Panels” which would involve “offenders” discussing their actions with their victims in sessions chaired [...]

Observing History – Heathrow Robbery Trial Starts Without Jury

Observing History – Heathrow Robbery Trial Starts Without Jury Supporters of the defendants in the UK’s first modern criminal trial where a jury has been denied placed banners on the railings outside the Royal Courts of Justice. This morning I went to the Royal Courts of Justice to personally witness the start of the first [...]

Majid Ahmed: When is a Referral Order Spent? Should the Innocent Ever Plead Guilty?

I have just commented on the article on the Imperial College student run news website Live! on a prospective medical student who had his medical school place taken away from him due to a referral order he had received following a burglary at the age of 15. In a Guardian article the prospective student has [...]

Jury Suggestions

Following my experience as a member of a Jury I wrote to my MP with some very simple suggestions for improving the Jury trial process: David Howarth, I would like to suggest that you seek to amend the Criminal Justice Act (or the relevant legislation) to ensure: A Jury should always be sent out of [...]