Eight new guidelines have been published for Firearms offences following an earlier consultation. The guidelines will come into force on 1 January 2021.
What are sentencing guidelines?
Did you know that e-scooters fall within the definition of a motor vehicle? You would not be alone if you said no. Due to the growing popularity of e-scooters and general ignorance in respect of the laws governing them, the Metropolitan Police have issued an open letter to r...Read More
If the Attorney General believes that a sentence is "unduly lenient", or too soft as the newspapers may say, she can ask for the case to be referred back to court to be reconsidered.
This is what happened to Taha Amin. He ...Read More
Failure to provide a specimen of breath
Section 7 Road Traffic Act 1988 states that a person who, without reasonable excuse, Read More
Over the past two nights Channel 4’s ’24 Hours in Police Custody followed a covert police unit track a smuggling operation bringing huge quantities of drugs into the UK. The operation were seen to be using Read More
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