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Uncategorized / 15.10.2021

  In 2016 Natasha Ednan-Laperouse bought a baguette from Pret a Manger; unbeknownst to Natasha, the bread contained sesame seeds. That ingredient was not listed on the packaging, and Natasha suffered a fatal allergic reaction.   At the time, fresh food that was made and packaged on the...

Uncategorized / 13.09.2021

  Recreational watercraft and safety   The government has announced a new consultation to look into safety laws relating to recreational and personal watercraft. The proposal is to bring such watercraft within the scope of the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995. This would mean that recreational...

Uncategorized / 13.08.2021

  Benjamin Monk, a police officer, has been sentenced for the manslaughter of Dalian Atkinson, who died in 2016.   Dalian Atkinson was an ex-footballer who had played for several clubs, including Manchester City and Aston Villa, before retiring from the game in 2001. In August 2016, Mr...

Uncategorized / 12.08.2021

  The Sentencing Council has the responsibility of developing and monitoring sentencing guidelines. The aim is to promote consistency in sentencing while maintaining the independence of the judiciary.   Following a consultation period, the Council has published sentencing guidelines for offences under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The...

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...