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Uncategorized / 22.10.2018

  The cannibal drug that makes you smell of vinegar and prawns   What are you talking about?   Monkey dust is a synthetic drug, a type of new psychoactive substance. It is similar to other cathinone drugs such as MDPV, methylone and magic crystals.   In the USA it is known...

Uncategorized / 27.04.2018

Home Law & professional services Lawyers slam SFO disclosure failings for 'miscarriage of justice' in Tom Hayes Libor conviction by Alexandra Rogers 27 April 2018 1:10am Tom Hayes is serving 11 years in prison (Source: Getty) The legal team for convicted Libor trader Tom Hayes has slammed the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) for...

Uncategorized / 06.04.2018

Do I Need a QC?   We are often asked questions about QCs, most probably because the image of leading barristers has been epitomised over the years in leading television dramas such as Silk and Kavanagh QC, it is therefore not surprising that you may want to...

Uncategorized / 19.03.2018

Throwing articles into prisons   It can be a temptation to family members, and to others perhaps for financial gain, to seek to convey articles into prisons. The chance of being detected is high and possibly for that reason many who might otherwise be tempted to do...

Uncategorized / 19.03.2018

Searching For Answers   In Entick v Carrington (1765), a case concerning the entry to and searching of premises, the court ruled:   “…if this is law it would be found in our books, but no such law ever existed in this country; our law holds the property of...

Uncategorized / 12.03.2018

  In a major announcement, the Government has signalled a busy year ahead with legislative changes affecting the criminal law.   Following on from the recent announcement about the sentencing of domestic abuse offences, the Government has announced further reforms.   There will be a new definition of domestic abuse...

Uncategorized / 05.03.2018

  Shaken Baby Syndrome   The unlawful death of a child is always a deeply traumatic act and one that shakes any society to its core. For some parents, it represents not only a deeply personal and tragic loss but the beginning of a nightmare.   The reality in most...

Uncategorized / 01.03.2018

Knife Crime - Sentencing Changes   Knife crime is very much on the political agenda, with a number of stabbings having taken place over the last few weeks, resulting in deaths and injury, and no doubt the loss of liberty in due course for those responsible. Attention...

Uncategorized / 25.02.2018

What Happens in Rome, May Not Stay in Rome   Most people know that if you commit a criminal offence in the UK, the police will record details of that offence and any subsequent sentence so that it is revealed during any future PNC (Police National Computer)...