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Uncategorized / 03.06.2020

  As the Coronavirus crisis has forced almost everyone to spend more time at home, home deliveries have rocketed as people have been forced to shop online. While this means that many people will be at home to receive deliveries, there have been reports of organised...

Uncategorized / 24.04.2020

Terminating Rulings   When a judge makes a ruling at a crown court trial relating to one or more of the offences faced, the prosecution may have a right to appeal against that ruling.   The right to appeal against a terminating ruling is strictly conditional upon certain procedures...

Uncategorized / 21.04.2020

Appeals   There are several types of criminal appeals.   Appeals against conviction or sentence   Cases start in the Magistrates Court. If you want to appeal against a conviction or sentence in that Court, you can appeal to the Crown Court.   If you are dealt with in the Crown Court and...

Uncategorized / 30.03.2020

Covid 19 Lockdown - the law   The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 imposes several restrictions.   Over the last week, the police have been keen to enforce compliance, even calling out the MP Stephen Kinnock over social media for visiting his father on his birthday.   Given the...

Uncategorized / 23.03.2020

Covid 19 and Business Closure - Legal Obligations At 2 pm on Saturday 21 March 2020, a law came into force which forced the closure of some businesses. This law was enacted by virtue of The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Business Closure) (England) Regulations 2020 (and mirror regulations...

Uncategorized / 17.03.2020

  A defendant has the right to a fair trial within a reasonable time. In exceptional cases, a delay will lead to a stay of proceedings as an abuse of process.   A stay of proceedings is an extremely rare outcome, with the Court of Appeal making the...