Monthly Archives: March 2013

The interesting defence of marital coercion

The defence of marital coercion has been in the news recently with the prosecution and conviction of Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce for perverting the course of justice. Huhne pleaded guilty (for a thorough account see Andrew Keogh on the super UK Crime Blog), and Pryce (unsuccessfully) pleaded the defence of coercion. The defence of […]

Undercover policing: a couple of issues in the Home Affairs Committee Interim Report

The Home Affairs Committee has recently published an interim report on undercover policing. The report arises from the now well-publicised activities of the undercover officer Mark Kennedy. CPS concerns about police non-disclosure of information relating to Kennedy's conduct led to the collapse of the trial of a number of environmental activists in relation to a […]