It may have slipped under the Brexit-filled radar but the “other” big news story recently was the surprising news that the Prisons Minister is considering whether to abolish the power to impose short prison sentences, those of 6 months or less….
The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 has recently undergone a review to see how effective it is proving. Here we look at the findings of the review and the implications.
The Computer Misuse Act 1990 is the law which governs Computer Hacking. Here we look at what constitutes computer hacking – as well as the punishments that can be handed out under The Computer Misuse Act.
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.