Should Prisoners Be Released on a Temporary License?
201905.31
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Should Prisoners Be Released on a Temporary License?

What’s a Temporary License? The government has conducted a review of the process for prisoners to be released on temporary licence (ROTL); the drive behind the changes being the rehabilitation of offenders. Research has shown that working in the community prior to release significantly reduces the likelihood of re-offending, and ex-offenders in employment are up…

Tough New Weapons Laws Hit the Statute Book
201905.28
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Tough New Weapons Laws Hit the Statute Book

All The About the New Weapons Laws There are new weapons laws – here’s what you need to know. On 16th May 2019 the controversial Offensive Weapons bill received Royal Assent, bringing into law the Offensive Weapons Act 2019. Why Was This Law Passed? This legislation has been passed in order to assist in stemming…

X-Factor, Coming to a Motorway Near You Soon
201905.24
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X-Factor, Coming to a Motorway Near You Soon

Introducing Smart Motorways! The government has passed legislation which permits for the first time a new traffic camera which will assist in catching those motorists using closed lanes on the motorway network. The Secretary of State grants type approval only to devices that have a high degree of accuracy and reliability in performance. This is…

Police Power with Public Protest
201904.29
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Police Power with Public Protest

Policing Public Protest – A Question of Balance Environmental protests across London have caused massive disruption across parts of London and are set to spread across other towns and cities over the coming weeks and months. Public protest has always been a legitimate and important part of the democratic process and is enshrined in law….

Government Tightens Terrorism Laws
201904.16
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Government Tightens Terrorism Laws

The Latest on Terrorism Laws The Manchester Arena bombing, the London Bridge attack, Shamima Begum. These are some examples of terrorism headlines in the past few years. The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 is the Government’s latest answer to curbing and punishing terrorist activity. The Act creates new terrorism offences, changes some old ones,…

Bankruptcy – Time to Stop Digging
201903.27
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Bankruptcy – Time to Stop Digging

For many people, bankruptcy represents either personal and/or business failure, bringing with it feelings of embarrassment, shame and anxiety. From a legal perspective, the story may not be over, as the law requires those experiencing bankruptcy to cooperate fully to maximise recoverable assets for creditors. In this instance, it may be tempting to try and…

Are There Prosecution Time Limits?
201903.07
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Are There Prosecution Time Limits?

What Prosecution Time Limits, If Any, Currently Apply In England And Wales? Last week the Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson suggested a 10-year time limit ( a Statute of Limitations) on the prosecution of soldiers accused of murder during military engagement. This proposal was in response to reports that British soldiers may face prosecution over deaths…