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Dan is a barrister at 2 Dr Johnson's Buildings practicing mainly in criminal and immigration law. You can follow him on Twitter (@danbunting)

Rolf Harris, and the unprincipled fudge of sentencing

Rolf Harris, and the unprincipled fudge of sentencing

  For most people of a certain age in the UK, Rolf Harris was the loveable children’s entertainer, artist and musician. The darker side of his personality was confirmed at…

Max Clifford sentence: ‘manifestly excessive’ or ‘unduly lenient’?

Max Clifford sentence: ‘manifestly excessive’ or ‘unduly lenient’?

When can a sentence be both ‘manifestly excessive’ and ‘unduly lenient’ at the same time? When it’s an historic sex case would seem to be the answer. The two terms…

No special treatment for Nigella

The trial of Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo was always going to be a great media circus. It had celebrity, sleaze and, of course, Nigella. Despite not being on trial, she…

Let’s privatise the CPS

Paul Chambers has been cleared by the High Court. No surprises there really – can you think of anyone who thinks (or at least has gone public to say they…