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Uncategorized / 23.07.2021

  The Law Commission has published a set of recommendations aiming to address the harms that arise from online abuse. As a counterbalance, protections for freedom of expression are recommended to increase.   The Law Commission is independent and was set up by parliament to keep the law...

Uncategorized / 15.07.2021

Renationalised Probation Service   In 2015 reforms were passed to allow some of the National Probation Service responsibilities to be dealt with by private companies. Known as Community Rehabilitation Companies, or CRCs, the companies were responsible for low to medium risk offenders while probation continued to deal...

Uncategorized / 09.07.2021

  On the 5th July 2021, certain provisions of the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 come into force in specific areas for a period of 14 months. The area in question is the "metropolitan police district", which consists of Greater London, excluding the City of London, the...

Uncategorized / 25.06.2021

  You may have heard the name Daniel Morgan being mentioned in the media recently.   Daniel was a private investigator who would carry out extensive work for the News of the World. He was found murdered in 1987 in a car park with an axe embedded in...

Uncategorized / 16.06.2021

 HMRC seized £35,000 cash in plastic carrier bags from a Mr Mann as it was suspected he was fraudulently evading excise duty. Boxes of vodka worth around £220,000 had also been found on the premises.   Once cash is seized, it can be held for up to...

Uncategorized / 21.05.2021

  The offence of controlling and coercive behaviour has been on the statute books for a few years now but has recently hit the headlines.   Ruth Dodsworth is an ITV Wales presenter who met her ex-husband, Jonathan Wignall, in 2001. She became the primary income earner when...

Uncategorized / 13.05.2021

  Draft revised sentencing guidelines have been produced to reflect recent Court of Appeal judgments. The guidelines clarify sentencing guidance for cases where no sexual activity occurs or where the targeted child does not exist.   The revised guidelines are subject to consultation, which will close on 13th...