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.
In our General News section there is invaluable advice and information – making it an all-encompassing resource – whilst illustrating why we lead the way!
Justice, the renowned human rights organisation, has published a significant report that examines the prosecution of sexual offences, and in some areas calls for a radical overhaul.
Article looking at the case of Sally Challen. In February 2019 the Court of Appeal quashed Sally Challen’s conviction for the murder of her husband and ordered a retrial. Last week the prosecution accepted a plea to the lesser offence of manslaughter and Challen received a sentence that meant she would serve no further time in custody.
Finn’s Law has been introduced to focus on the criminalisation of wounding a service animal. This article looks at what this amendment to the Animals Welfare Act means.
Did you know that you can be banned from driving for a non-traffic offence? No? Well you can. Find out what circumstances could see you face a driving ban.
It is actually a constitutional right that has been reiterated by The Supreme Court that private citizens may prosecute alleged crimes before the courts.
It could be that an individual or company feels frustrated that the state has not acted in an effective way and they then decide to go forward with a private prosecution.
The government has conducted a review of the process for prisoners for release on temporary licence – here are their findings and changes to be made…
Well, there has been research conducted in this area which shows that a horrifically high number of errors, reaching the thousands are made every year, with many going completely undetected. While some mistakes don’t have too much impact in practice, other failures lead to unlawful sentences being imposed.
In criminal law, we use two different standards of proof, the most well known is ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ (although these days expressed as ‘so that you are sure’), and the balance of probabilities.
The aim of the legislation is to address and help to reduce the current problems in relation to knife crime and other serious weapons. It remains to be seen as to whether the new measures will be effective and we will be monitoring all new measures being brought in very closely.
Here we highlight the main Crown Court participants and how we can help provide representation in crown court cases.