The appeal had heard that in September 2012, Dennis O’Riordan provided an expert report in  High Court family division proceedings in which he said he had an Oxford first-class degree and a doctorate.

A City lawyer who lied about his education and legal qualifications – including membership of the Irish Bar – has been disbarred.Last September, Denni(...)

Handout photo issued by Dyfed-Powys Police of April Jones. Mark Bridger goes on trial today accused of her murder. Photograph: Dyfed-Powys Police/PA Wire

The former lifeguard accused of killing schoolgirl April Jones has appeared in court at the start of his trial for murder. Mark Bridger ((...)