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.
Children who were victims of serious sexual abuse have received paltry criminal compensation orders for £20 for example. How is this possible? We look at how compensation is awarded and what options are available.
Did you know that disqualified directors can be jailed if they continue acting as a director whilst disqualified? This article looks at the Disqualified Directors Act and the implications of acting as a director whilst banned.
Why hasn’t Michael Gove been arrested? A question on many people’s lips since the former Justice Secretary admitted to using cocaine several times earlier in his career.
The specific problems faced by women have been highlighted recently by the Farmer Review for Women. Lord Farmer hopes to improve women’s experience within the criminal justice system with the aim of reducing re-offending.
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.