Matthew Scott

Should Lucy Letby have been allowed to miss her sentencing?

22 August 2023 3:45 am

Until a few years ago I had never heard of a single case of a murderer declining to go into…

Eco-cultist lawyers are undermining the rule of law

25 March 2023 11:48 pm

A group of 120 ‘top lawyers’ have signed a ‘declaration of conscience‘ stating they will not prosecute ‘peaceful climate change…

Why did a judge praise the ‘admirable aims’ of Just Stop Oil activists?

21 February 2023 9:57 pm

When seven Just Stop Oil protesters were convicted of trespassing, the judge in the case had some warm words for…

How will Mason Greenwood fare in the court of public opinion?

4 February 2023 2:00 am

Mason Greenwood’s future at Manchester United remains uncertain, but one thing is clear: the footballer will not be available for…

Why are suspected murderers being let out of jail?

25 September 2022 7:00 pm

What should judges do with potentially dangerous prisoners waiting for their trial when the barristers’ strike means their cases cannot…

Why the Met’s partygate redaction makes legal sense

28 January 2022 11:14 pm

Having said just days ago that they had no objection to Sue Gray’s report being published, the Met have now…

The chilling treatment of Piers Corbyn

4 September 2020 6:34 pm

If you were looking for the archetype of a crank it would be Piers Corbyn. Rather like his long forgotten…

Crowdfunded cases have turned the law into a political weapon

19 July 2020 6:00 pm

In 1739 a London attorney called John Theobald fell into a dispute with a man called John Drinkwater, widely regarded…