The Morning After: Drug / Drink Driving
201912.03
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The Morning After: Drug / Drink Driving

The Morning After the Night Before … When people think about drink/drug driving, it is often based on a narrative that involves a man, leaving a pub late at night, driving erratically and being stopped by the police. This scenario is sometimes the backdrop to an arrest for drink or drug driving, but more often,…

Tracking Violent Offenders
201911.15
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Tracking Violent Offenders

How Tracking Violent Offenders Could Change A pilot is being carried out into electronic monitoring global positioning system. The aim of the pilot is to gain information to look at how existing and new electronic monitoring technologies could be used more effectively for tracking violent offenders. A specific pilot is also taking place in London…

Jet2 Court Proceedings: Lies and Easy Money
201911.15
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Jet2 Court Proceedings: Lies and Easy Money

Lies and Easy Money In a case this week involving Jet2 Holidays, Karl and Laura Hughes claimed that they had suffered sickness while on a package holiday. They said they had food poisoning as a result of eating contaminated food or drink or swimming in the hotel’s unsanitary pool. In witness statements, Mr & Mrs…

Firearms – Sentencing Reform
201910.10
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Firearms – Sentencing Reform

The Sentencing Council is consulting on a new guideline for some of the most commonly prosecuted firearms offences. At the moment, guidance is to be found only in case law, and this can lead to a challenging sentencing exercise. The purpose of the guideline is to provide consistency in sentencing, and the impact assessment does…

Diplomatic Immunity
201910.10
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Diplomatic Immunity

The somewhat arcane topic of diplomatic Immunity has hit the news headlines following the tragic death of 19-year-old Harry Dunn, as a result of a road traffic collision. It has been confirmed that the wife of an American diplomat has returned to the United States and will not face a further criminal investigation in the…

Brexit, Firearms and Other Laws
201908.14
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Brexit, Firearms and Other Laws

What Does Brexit Mean for Firearms? As the government prepares to bring us out of the EU on 31st October 2019, details have begun to emerge as to the legal and regulatory position if we leave without a deal. Some of the first information released relates to firearms, although it regrettably raises more questions than…

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…

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….