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.
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.