Dying without a will can cause all sorts of problems for families.
The bankruptcy system has always been difficult to navigate, especially for minorities and other vulnerable groups. The pandemic is making it a lot harder.
Millions of South Africans exchange billions of rands annually but disputes involving these transactions hardly ever appear before the country's courts.
Most of the accused in criminal cases in South Africa would not be able to understand the record of their court proceedings.
Research shows criminal defendants and asylum seekers can be at a disadvantage when they appear remotely in court. But changes to the set-up and protocols of video hearings can help.
The appeal may lead to a loss of public confidence in the jury system, but that's how the justice process works.
Compared to many other advanced countries, both federal and state court systems in the United States are behind in using videoconferencing in court settings.
When prosecutors introduce lyrics, they're asking juries to suspend the distinction between author and narrator, reality and fiction, and to read them as literal confessions of guilt.
In a handful of cases, defendants in murder cases have said that they were defending themselves from a same-sex pass or attempted sexual assault.
The fallout from the Huffman case has been intense, with much anger centered on the light punishment meted out to a white A-list celebrity versus the excessive charges levelled at Black defendants.
Seventy years after it was first launched, legal aid's principles of equality are a shadow of what they once were.
While the US is a nation of immigrants, China is not. That's a huge competitive advantage when doing business in emerging markets.
Under an archaic law, people can still be punished for 'scandalising the court' or publicly criticising a judge's ruling. It's time for this law to be revisited.
Facial expressions and gestures can impact the outcome of a trial that depends on the credibility of witnesses.
How can we hold governments accountable to their climate commitments? A recent case might hold the answer.
The change in law is part of broader reforms that came out of the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse in both NSW and Victoria.
A record number of immigrant children are being detained in the US. Here's what you need to know.
The Verdins principles affect the way offenders with mental health problems are sentenced in a court of law.
Even when ASIC has been sufficiently resourced to pursue litigation, the Australian courts have contributed to an environment where contravening behaviour is a rewarding option.
George Pell's current committal hearing engages the principle of 'open justice' and some of its most important exceptions.