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Uncategorized / 21.08.2020

    Legal experts are warning that an onslaught of new cases is inevitable for the Serious Fraud Office amid the coronavirus-prompted recession.   "I envisage that much more serious fraud will be uncovered in the next six to 12 months. The SFO will be even more relevant than...

Uncategorized / 24.06.2020

  In a startling announcement, Justice Secretary Robert Buckland admitted that the right to a jury trial is in his sights and might be curtailed in a few weeks time.   Before the Coronavirus pandemic, the Crown Court case backlog was approximately 39,000 cases. Since lockdown, that number...

Uncategorized / 15.06.2020

A Summer of Protest?   As we slowly exit the Covid19 'lockdown' we have seen several protests in major cities. As life moves toward a more 'normal' footing, whatever that may be, and as we enter the Summer months, protest action may likely increase.   In this article, we...

Uncategorized / 10.06.2020

  In cases where there is more than one defendant, it is a common scenario that one of more pleads guilty, perhaps at an early stage, but others continue their case to trial.   A question then arises as to whether those who have pleaded guilty earlier should...