Solicitors – A Brand That You Can Trust
201810.09
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Solicitors – A Brand That You Can Trust

Our Guide to Understanding Solicitors Solicitors are there to help advise you on the law, to guide you through difficult times, explain, advise and represent you. But who tells us what to do and ensures that you receive a proper service? The Solicitors Regulation Authority The SRA regulate solicitors and law firms in England and…

What Is Contempt Of Court?
201810.02
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What Is Contempt Of Court?

The case of Tommy Robinson, or to give him his real name, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, has brought this issue into the public eye, but what is it all about? Contempt of Court Explained  The interesting thing about contempt of court is the many ways in which it can be committed. It can be civil or criminal…

All About Entrapment
201808.03
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All About Entrapment

Entrapment … Agent provocateur is French for “inciting agent”, an entrapment situation where a person is enticed, incited or encouraged into committing an offence that he would not have otherwise committed. How Does It Relate To Criminal Law? The police frequently use undercover police officers in relation to drugs offences. An officer becomes familiar with…

The Death Penalty and Extradition
201807.31
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The Death Penalty and Extradition

What You Need to Know About The Death Penalty and Extradition In the UK we have not had the death penalty for over 50 years. The last hanging in England took place in 1964 when Peter Allen and Gwynne Evans were hanged for the murder of John West, 15 months before the death penalty was…

It’s Health and Safety Gone Mad! Or Is It?
201807.16
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It’s Health and Safety Gone Mad! Or Is It?

The Health and Safety Executive is the national regulator for workplace health and safety. Interestingly, on its website, there is a page for debunking health and safety myths, such as the one where flags were banned from civic cars for “health and safety”, or the removal of alcohol from a workplace Christmas party. So, What…

We Answer Key Questions Surrounding Explosives
201807.13
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We Answer Key Questions Surrounding Explosives

What You Need to Know About Explosives Rather than Guy Fawkes or his modern-day counterparts many of the recent cases involving explosives have been in relation to thefts from cash machines. The law is old but still very relevant today; it may not be appreciated that a separate, more serious offence, may be being committed…

What You Need to Know About Arson Offences
201807.10
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What You Need to Know About Arson Offences

Arson is a confusing area of the law as there are a number of different offences to consider. What Are the Different Offences? Simple arson Arson, being reckless as to whether life is endangered Arson with intent to endanger life Simple Arson This offence is one of causing criminal damage by fire; examples would be…

New Sentencing Guidelines Issued
201807.06
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New Sentencing Guidelines Issued

All About the New Sentencing Guidelines The Sentencing Council has published new definitive guidelines for intimidating offences, it will take effect in respect to all cases sentenced on or after 1 October 2018, so may well affect your current case. Sentencing Council member Judge Rosa Dean said: “Our guidelines recognise and reflect the very intimate,…

Participating in Organised Crime
201807.04
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Participating in Organised Crime

All About Organised Crime Section 45 of the Serious Crime Act 2015 makes it is an offence to participate in the activities of an organised crime group, this is a new offence created by the 2015 legislation. Why a new offence? The offence was created to work alongside the offence of conspiracy. A conspiracy charge…

What You Need to Know About Social Media Crime
201806.08
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What You Need to Know About Social Media Crime

Social Media Crime … With the ever-growing popularity of social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram it is important to take a step back and consider your use of them. You need to make sure that you and your children not only control the personal information that is put onto social media but…