A top silk has been lambasted after he placed responsibility on a victim for her own sexual assault at the hand of her stepfather, a disciplinary tribunal has found. Howard […]
Rape complainants are being routinely questioned in court about their sexual histories and how they were dressed on the night they were attacked, according to a dossier of case studies […]
The government has announced a review of the use of rape complainants’ sexual history during court cases after concerns have been raised that the acquittal of footballer Ched Evans could […]
Solicitor advocates and barristers who question vulnerable witnesses involved in serious sexual offences will undergo bespoke training, the Law Society and Bar Council have announced. The advocacy and the vulnerable […]
The unfair treatment of women at the Bar needs to be addressed following widespread claims of sexual harassment and discrimination, stated a damning report from the Bar Standards Board (BSB). Over 40% […]
A watchdog has warned that rape and sexual assault cases are not always handled by specialist prosecutors as the Crown Prosecution Service’s dedicated investigation units are under-resourced. The CPS’s newly established […]
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