Britain's criminal justice system is still afflicted by some of the weaknesses of Charles Dickens' day, a minister has claimed.
Jurors could face tighter restrictions on their behaviour under proposed changes to contempt of court laws published today.
The government is considering its next step after it was humiliatingly defeated in a series of votes on secret courts in the Lords last night.
Chris Grayling will deliver a surprisingly liberal speech on penal reform today which appears to contradict the widely-held assumption he was going to shift to the right on law and order.
Four prisons are to be taken over by the private sector, the Ministry of Justice has announced, in a controversial move minsters claim will save millions of pounds.
Religious arbiters claiming full legal powers will face a five year prison sentence under a bill going before the House of Lords this morning.
The Gary McKinnon decision is good news, but would he still be here if he was a Muslim?
The accidental death verdicts of the 96 Hillsborough tragedy victims passed 23 years ago is expected to be thrown out by the attorney general this afternoon.
By trying to giver homeowners more rights Chris Grayling could actually be taking them away.
The justice secretary peddles disinformation to boost his ministerial career
The Department of Justice will be unable to achieve cuts of £130 million after it scrapped Ken Clarke's liberal justice policies, according to a report.
Senior MPs and peers have pointed the finger at the government for attempting to pass legislation that will introduce secret court cases by the back door.
Prison breaks have become more common under the coalition government, Labour claimed last night.
The lack of qualified legal interpreters is creating miscarriages of justice, according to legal interpreter campaign group Interpreters for Justice (IFJ).
Coalition proposals for the civil justice system threaten the foundations of the British legal system, the former director of public prosecutions warned today.
Justice minister Jonathan Djanogly has been stripped of his powers after it emerged he created a loophole in the law which could have benefited his family's complex business interests.
Read Ken Clarke's speech to the Conservative party conference in full on politics.co.uk.
Some of the greatest injustices in our history have come from politicians and judges being too certain of themselves. We need to tread carefully after the riots.