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22
DEC
2021

“Help, I’ve been charged with Drug Driving”

It is well known that drink driving is a criminal offence which will lead to disqualification and in serious cases, imprisonment. For a long time however, there has also been an offence of driving whilst impaired by drugs and now the Government have created a new offence...
22
DEC
2021

POLICE FUNDING

Police funding The government has announced a7% increase to the policing budget, up to £1.1billion. This represents up to £16.9 billion in total for the financial year 2022/23. The increase is said to help support the delivery of the Beating Crime Plan which sets out the...
21
SEP
2021

Burglary the Law and accomplice or Secondary Liability

Secondary liability Did you know that you do not have to enter a house to be guilty of burgling it? How? Burglary is defined as entering as a trespasser with either the intent to steal or actually stealing. It can also be committed by entering with the intent to cause grievous...
14
JUL
2021

PRIVACY POLICY

PRIVACY POLICY This notice explains when and why we collect personal information about you; how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure. For clients of this firm, you should read this notice alongside our general terms and...
26
NOV
2020

Firearms

A firearms consultation has been launched this week to seek views on enhanced security for powerful rifles, introducing licensing controls on miniature rifle ranges, and tougher controls on ammunition. Why is a consultation taking place? There have already been changes to...
23
MAR
2020

Covid 19 and Business Closure – Legal Obligations

Covid 19 and Business Closure – Legal Obligations Firstly please put the safety of yourself and others first. Below the current legislation in a brief format is set out. But in essence, stay safe and remember the Duty Of Care you also owe to your employees. At 2 pm on...
26
FEB
2020

Forensic Evidence

The Forensic Science Regulator regulates forensic scientists in England and Wales. The Regulator ensures that the provision of forensic science evidence across the criminal justice system is subject to appropriate standards. The Regulator has recently said that there are gaps in...
02
JAN
2020

Giving False Information to the Police

  It is an offence to give false information to the police. Section 5(2) of the Criminal Law Act 1967 provides: ‘Where a person causes any wasteful employment of the police by knowingly making to any person a false report tending to show that an offence has been...
07
OCT
2019

Diplomatic Immunity – what does it mean?

Diplomatic Immunity The somewhat arcane topic of diplomatic Immunity has hit the news headlines following the tragic death of 19-year-old Harry Dunn, as a result of a road traffic collision. It has been confirmed that the wife of an American diplomat has returned to the United...
04
OCT
2019

“I’m charged with using a Mobile” – The Legal Position by Kieran Dunphy

We all know that the use of mobile phones is banned whilst driving.   Or are they?     The answer, according to the High Court’s recent decision in Director of Public Prosecutions v Barreto [2019] EWHC 2044 (Admin), is that it depends what you’re doing with it. What did Mr...
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