Charles Wide

Charles Wide QC was called to the bar in 1974, with a practice largely in criminal law, taking silk in 1995. He was a Circuit Judge (2001-2011) and Senior Circuit Judge, sitting at the Old Bailey (2011-2016)

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Did the Colston trial go wrong?

Download Publication Online Reader In June 2020, a statue depicting Edward Colston was damaged by being pulled from its plinth, rolled and dragged across cobbles, and dropped into Bristol harbour.  Four people were charged with criminal damage.  All four were acquitted in January this year.  This paper, which draws extensively on transcripts of counsel’s speeches and the judge’s summing up in the trial itself, contends that things may have gone […]

Hostility crime and the Law Commission

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. Download Publication Online Reader The Law Commission intends to report later this year with proposals in relation to what are, incorrectly, called ‘hate crimes’. This follows a consultation which closed on Christmas Eve 2020. This paper argues that the consultation was flawed and there are reasonable grounds to conclude that it breached […]

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