Many people convicted before Magistrates feel aggrieved at the outcome, and wish to consider an appeal. istock 000006661276xsmall 1

A grievance may arise because they think that their case was not prepared correctly, or that the court reached the wrong result.

For many people, a conviction could be a major barrier to employment or travel overseas, even where the offence itself is relatively minor.

The court process is far from perfect. If you have a grievance, it is only right and proper that you consider your options.

So, what can I do about it?

What is the 'Sex Offender Register'?books

There isn't an actual register, and the phrase refers to notification requirements imposed on some offenders convicted of sexual offences. Over 50,000 individuals are currently subject to notification requirements.

The duration of the notification obligation depends on the sentencing disposal and the age of the offender. 

Drones and the criminal law

This article examines drones and the legal framework which governs their usage as far as criminal laws are concerned. It focuses on drones which are available to the public and looks at potential risks, the relevant law, one’s responsibilities as a drone owner and further caveats for particular types of drone use.  Legal disclaimer: It does not constitute legal advice.

What are Drones? Untitled

‘Drone’ refers to any object that can be flown without a human pilot.


The government is planning to introduce legislation which will increase the maximum custodial sentence for offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. The current limit is six months’ imprisonment, but the new proposals would raise it to five years. This would bring England and Wales into line with other countries’ policies on animal cruelty and correct an issue of proportionality in relation to penalties available for other offences.

Many people who are convicted of driving with excess alcohol leave the Court with a clear view as to the length of their disqualification from driving, but for a significant number, there is an unexpected shock further down the line.

Contrary to popular belief, there is no 'right' to hold a driving licence, merely by having passed a driving test, and not otherwise being disqualified. The Secretary of State for Transport has the right, in circumstances that justify it, to withhold a  riving licence. One of those circumstances where this arises is after a relevant conviction for drink driving if the offender is deemed 'high-risk'.


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