General News Articles
Our General News section covers all the latest news, advice, changes in law and information you could need about criminal, motoring and sexual offence laws – as well as information about Morton’s Solicitors.
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The Human Rights Act is 20 years old this year. Its name is often used in vain, “it’s against my human rights!” or blamed for something that probably isn’t to do with the Act at all. The Act sets out the fundamental rights and freedoms to which everyone in the UK is entitled.
We all know that fly-tipping is an offence, but did you know you commit an offence if you pass waste to someone who isn’t licensed? Here we look into the fly tipping law and what is actually classed as fly tipping.
Earlier this year the Metropolitan Police was in the spotlight over their use of a ‘gang matrix’, and now they are back in the news again.
An article looking at the dramatic climax where the jury returned guilty verdicts in the case of R v Sally Metcalfe, the hapless Coronation Street Councillor caught up in fraud, money laundering and bribery. Does Sally have a case for appeal?
Restorative Justice (which is often referred to as RJ) is a way of holding offenders to account and can be used as an alternative to a caution or conviction, or alongside a sentence.
Article explaining how nuisance phone calls can be reported to the ICO – Information Commissioner’s Office. We look at what the outcome can be for those making nuisance phone calls.
A suspended sentence is a term of imprisonment that is suspended so that you do not go into custody immediately and will not go into custody if you comply with the conditions attached.
With this recent case in the UK – where information recorded on an Amazon Echo – was used by prosecution as evidence in a murder trial – could data stored on apps and tech lead to a shift in prosecution evidence?
New details have emerged about forensic testing deficiencies at two of the country’s leading laboratories. Police are currently investigating the circumstances, and a number of people have been arrested.
With regards to GBH/Wounding – In legal shorthand we often refer to section 18 or 20 offences, these refer to specific offences under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861.