MPs call for inquiry into role of CPS in Assange case

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As published by the Evening Standard MPs are calling for an inquiry into the role of the Crown Prosecution Service over the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. A letter has been sent to the chairman of the Justice Select Committee saying evidence has come to light about the role of the CPS in relation […]

David Davis MP criticises article about Lucy Letby being unable to be read in the UK

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As published by ITV News A Conservative former minister has criticised the fact an article about child serial killer Lucy Letby is not available to read in the UK, as he argued this is “in defiance of open justice”. The article published in the New Yorker magazine questioned the evidence used in the trial which […]

MPs hit out at media lawyers’ lobbying over SLAPPs bill

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As published on legalfutures.co.uk MPs yesterday hit out at lobbying against the Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation Bill by the lawyers they accuse of creating the problem it aims to solve. The comments came during the bill’s committee stage, during which various amendments were made to strengthen the bill. In February, the government threw its […]

Assisted dying could be legal in UK within five years, says Sir David Davis

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As published by the Express Assisted dying is likely to be legalised in the UK within five years, veteran politician Sir David Davis has said after publicly declaring his cautious support for the first time. The former Brexit Secretary once opposed efforts to change the law because he believed that life is sacred. But he […]

BBC reports on David Davis taking part in debate on assisted dying

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As published by the BBC Harold Shipman changed an “unstated norm” around end of life care, veteran Tory Sir David Davis said during a parliamentary debate on assisted dying. He suggested that prior to the serial killer’s conviction, doctors had accelerated terminally ill patients’ deaths – but that had now stopped. The debate on whether […]

Pensioners at risk of snooping by officials under Orwellian new law, warns David Davis

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As published in the Express The bank accounts of pensioners and landlords will be at risk of “snooping” if the Government secures “Orwellian” powers, former Brexit Secretary Sir David Davis has warned. Sir David – one of Parliament’s highest profile campaigners for civil liberties – claims that a proposed new law would “erode financial privacy […]