Swearing Blind – In the Firm Online

In the week between Christmas and New Year advocate Sean Templeton wrote to the Herald newspaper suggesting that the current witness and jury oath is outdated and ripe for reform. The Firm Magazine online carried my response, published on 30th December 2011. In it, I argue that it is inaccurate to suggest that the current Read more about Swearing Blind – In the Firm Online[…]

We Don’t Need No Corroboration – But is it Just Another Brick in the Wall?

So the Carloway Review recommends the abolition of corroboration. Prominent lawyers have questioned the case for abolition, raising concerns that a vital safeguard against miscarriages of justice would be removed. Victims groups have broadly supported the move. They consider the requirement for crimes in Scotland to be proved by corroborated evidence as an unnecessary barrier Read more about We Don’t Need No Corroboration – But is it Just Another Brick in the Wall?[…]