Deciding where the blame lies for road accidents is one of the more anxious tasks faced by judges, particularly if the victim is a child.
In a guideline case, the High Court considered the fate of a hoard of antique firearms which were said to be worth up to £500,000.
For some victims of negligent or criminal acts, vindication and establishing the truth are at least as important as monetary compensation.
There is a powerful public interest in the deportation of foreign criminals, but what about the human rights of those they leave behind?
Is it right that those who apply for appointment as police constables are required to disclose every blemish on their criminal record, no matter how long in the past or minor they may be?
The High Court confronted the issue head-on in a case concerning a boy who was aged just 11 when an online tutor reported him to police as a potential radicalisation risk.
A recent Supreme Court ruling underlined that, at least for the moment, EU legislation continues to enjoy primacy over UK law.
So-called ‘county lines’ drug dealing networks, in which organised gangs groom and exploit vulnerable people, including children, to engage in the drugs trade, are an appalling blight on society.
Safety measures imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic led to prisoners being confined to their cells almost all of the time and, in a unique ruling, the Court of Appeal has acknowledged that the impact of such tight restrictions on offenders should be taken into account when passing sentence.
The potential liability of criminals to pay compensation to their victims does not come to an end with their death.