Clare’s Law: a simple solution, or more confusion? – Paul Bernal

2 12 2013

Clare WoodThe news that ‘Clare’s Law’, by which according to the BBC ‘enables women to check the police record of a new boyfriend’ will be expanded to cover the whole of England and Wales fills me with unease. On the surface it seems to offer a simple tool in the fight against what is a truly horrendous problem – but I find myself wondering whether the process and the implications of this law have been properly thought through. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 2 December 2013

2 12 2013

New Round UpThis was Week 5 of the phone hacking trial of Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson and six others at the Old Bailey.  On Monday, the Court heard a tape of conversation between Clive Goodman and Andrew Coulson. It later heard evidence from Eimear Cook about a conversation she had with Rebekah Brooks.  Read the rest of this entry »