High Court Clarifies Release Provisions
The High Court this week confirmed that the new release provisions, applying to some offenders, operate retrospectively.
In a startling announcement, Justice Secretary Robert Buckland admitted that the right to a jury trial is in his sights and might be curtailed in a few weeks’ time.
Before the Coronavirus pandemic, the Crown Court case bac...Read More
This year has been crazy. People from all walks of life are trying to process the changes to our daily lives. Things are uncertain and anxiety is high.
Attitudes to mental health have changed during my time as a solicit...Read More
Around 1,500 students in halls of residence were sent an email by Manchester Metropolitan University (‘MMU’) on Friday telling them they must self-isolate in their accommodation for 14 days in a bid to contain a coronavirus outbreak. Security guards preventing students from ...Read More
Surveillance Society – Facial Recognition -Court of Appeal Puts Brakes on Police Scheme
Several police forces have been using facial recognition technology to detect suspects. Cameras placed in public plac...Read More
-The Supreme Court has ruled on the use in a criminal trial of evidence obtained by members of the public acting as so-called "paedophile hunter" ("PH") groups, and whether this is compatible with the accused person's rights under article 8 of the European C...Read More
There is much controversy in the media at the moment about migrants crossing the Channel in dinghies. In this article, we set out to explain some of the relevant law and clear up some misconceptions.
This article is intend...Read More
Let’s be clear, Coronavirus has not caused the backlog in the court system. It was already there. For those of us in the system, it was clear that the lack of investment coupled with court closures had already put the system under immense strain.
Custody time limits dictate the length of time that someone can be held in custody before the start of the trial. These rules are designed to ensure all persons are kept in custody for definite periods awaiting trial and ...Read More
The “local lockdown” regulations for Greater Manchester, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Rossendale, Calderdale and Kirklees are finally in force, having been made and laid before Parliament on 4 August 2020.
The Read More