The Power of the Police to Stop and Search
201812.11
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The Power of the Police to Stop and Search

How Much Power do the Police Have for Stop and Search? The power of the police to stop and search is currently in the media due to the rise in murders and serious crimes of violence involving the use of knives, particularly in London. A particular area of concern is the disproportionate use of search…

Grievous Bodily Harm / Wounding
201811.02
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Grievous Bodily Harm / Wounding

What is Grievious Bodily Harm? In legal shorthand we often refer to section 18 or 20 offences, these refer to specific offences under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861. What Is The Difference Between Section 18 And Section 20? The most serious form of assault (short of attempt murder) is grievous bodily harm (GBH)…

What Is Harassment?
201810.25
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What Is Harassment?

There are two distinct criminal offences, one of harassment putting people in fear of violence and one without. Stalking is a similar but separate offence and is not covered in this article. What Does Harassment Involve? There has to be a course of conduct involving as little as two incidents against another person or persons. The…

What Happens When You Publish an Obscene Article
201810.15
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What Happens When You Publish an Obscene Article

Publishing, Or Having For Publication For Gain, An Obscene Article Prosecuting those who publish obscene articles (an offence under section 2 of the Obscene Publications Act 1959) is hardly prudish, despite what certain commentators would argue. The maximum sentence of five years’ imprisonment will frequently be warranted for activities which have disturbing and harmful knock-on…

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…