The reality that a No-Deal Brexit could bring to light, the Civil Contingencies Act could provide powers to declare a State of Emergency. Read more…
Last week it was proposed by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson that a 10-year time limit ( a Statute of Limitations) should apply to the prosecution of soldiers accused of murder during time spent in military engagement. He suggested this following reports that British soldiers may face prosecution over deaths that occurred in the 1970s and 1980s during the troubles in Northern Ireland.
After analysing Freedom of Information request responses from 29 out of 43 police forces, Channel 4 discovered that the number of police-recorded offenders aged under 18 using a knife or sharp instrument to commit homicide rose by the worryingly high figure of 77% from 26 to 46 from 2016 to 2018.
Recently, there has been a review of the Parole Board. Here’s it’s findings. The role of the Parole Board is as an independent body to analyse the risk surrounding prisoners serving certain sentences in order to assess whether or not it is safe to release them into the community.
In a recent case His Honour Judge Jeremy Richardson QC was challenged with the task of sentencing 3 offenders for the roles they played in causing the death of 4 people, as well as seriously injuring 3 others. The most significant sentence handed out was 11 ½ years to Elliot Bower, who was the main offender.
As leading criminal defence solicitors here in the North West, we have put together this helpful guide for being called forward as a defence witness. Here we answer some of the most common questions about the procedures involved.