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The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 has completed its parliamentary journey and will, in the main, come in to effect over the next few months. Here, we look at what the new changes mean and how it will impact on both sentencing and access to data.
The government has announced the introduction of drug detection scanners at ten of the country’s “most challenging” prisons. The scanners will be able to detect drugs on clothes, paper and mail. The technology will be able to detect minute traces of substances that would have otherwise been invisible. This would include drugs which have been soaked into clothes or letters as a way to bypass normal security.
Recently, there has been a review of the Parole Board. Here’s it’s findings. The role of the Parole Board is as an independent body to analyse the risk surrounding prisoners serving certain sentences in order to assess whether or not it is safe to release them into the community.
In a recent case His Honour Judge Jeremy Richardson QC was challenged with the task of sentencing 3 offenders for the roles they played in causing the death of 4 people, as well as seriously injuring 3 others. The most significant sentence handed out was 11 ½ years to Elliot Bower, who was the main offender.
As leading criminal defence solicitors here in the North West, we have put together this helpful guide for being called forward as a defence witness. Here we answer some of the most common questions about the procedures involved.
It was on the 18th of October 2013 that Mr John Head, who was an employee of Veolia ES (UK) Limited, was ran over by a refuse collection vehicle (RCV) when it was reversing. This happened when he was walking across the yard at the Ross Depot Waste Transfer Station in Folkestone. After suffering the fatal injuries MR Head was pronounced dead at the scene.
On 15th January, the Parliament passed a strengthening of the laws covering Voyeurism to include “upskirting” offences. Here we look at what’s changed and what the implications are.
This article looks at the finer details regarding failure to provide driver details offences. We also explore some recent cases and common defense strategies.
CThe Concerns Surrounding Community Protection Notices A lot of attention is currently being given within the legal community to Community Protection Notices (CPNs), with critics raising many concerns about the way in which they are presently being used. In a recent...
CHALLENGING CONVICTIONS IN LIGHT OF THE RANDOX TESTING INVESTIGATIONS. Many convictions are being overturned as the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) contact people following the RANDOX TESTING SERVICES forensic investigation. As you can imagine, we are getting lots of...