In The Media
Here are a selection of posts and articles from the Media and Digital Media team here at Morton’s Solicitors including print articles as well as TV, Radio and Video features.
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.
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.
We have successfully applied to get convictions set aside in two cases this week as a result of the Randox scandal.
“Closed Lane Cameras” to be introduced to UK motorways to catch motorists using lanes which are closed off – leading to increased risk of death of injury.
The types of corruption in the prison services are broad, with drugs being brought in by corrupt guards to a member of staff engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a prisoner. There are already security teams in place in prisons that may search staff, with the use of metal detectors if needed. The new units are going to compliment the system already in place, giving it an extra layer.
This article looks at speeding and whether there is any leeway – and also whether what the punishments are for excessive speeding.
Although it is not actually a requirement for a person to sign the Official Secrets Act, often times it is done to reinforce to members of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ that the act applies to them. On top of this, certain persons must be notified that the Act applies to them as this will trigger liability for relevant offences.
Forensic Evidence in the Criminal Justice System has been in the news again recently – with the confiscation of mobile phones for evidence in rape cases stirring mixed opinions. Here we look at how forensic evidence in used.