Participating in Organised Crime is a new offence created by the Serious Crime Act 2015 legislation. Section 45 of the Act makes it an offence to participate in the activities of an organised crime group.
he Sentencing Council has published new definitive guidelines for intimidatory offences sentencing to take effect in respect to all cases sentenced on or after 1 October 2018.
The criminal behaviour order (CBO) replaced the Anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) and can be made if convicted of a criminal offence. There are some key differences between the two orders, but the overall impact is very similar.
What are TICs? TICs are offences taken into consideration at the time of sentencing. Here we explore what they are – and their implications for you.
This article details the extent to which making a threat is a criminal offence. If you make a threat intending that another would fear it would be carried out, you may be convicted for a criminal offence.
The Sentencing Council have published fresh guidelines for Judges and Magistrates for when they are sentencing offenders who have breached court orders
With the ever-growing popularity of social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram it is important to take a step back and consider your use of them.
So called ‘Rogue landlords’ are often in the news for allegedly charging tenants too much money, declining to release a deposit or evicting tenants unlawfully.
New offences of stalking (in addition to existing offences of harassment) were introduced in 2012. The offences are harassment which involves a course of conduct that amounts to stalking. There are two offences, stalking involving fear of violence and stalking involving serious alarm or distress.
A critical evidential issue for courts is how much weight to place upon identification evidence where that evidence is weak or based on a very brief encounter.