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A brief outline of the Single Justice Procedure

Posted: 05 January

What is the Single Justice Procedure? A Single Justice Procedure relates to minor summary- only offences that cannot result in a custodial sentence. For example, driving without insurance, low value shoplifting or speeding. It allows the case to be...

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RIDDOR- The 5 W’s and the H to report an incident at work.

Posted: 07 December

WHO should report under RIDDOR? RIDDOR stands for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013, which places a duty upon employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises (the Responsible Person) to report certain...

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Police Post Incident Procedures

Posted: 18 November

Police Post Incident Procedures in England and Wales are a regimented and often changing process which to truly understand requires years of practical experience. It is participated in contemporaneously by different organisations with wildly differing objectives often pulling against...

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Changes to pre-charge bail

Posted: 10 November

Changes to pre-charge bail and the process of being released under investigation (RUI) came into force on the 28th October 2022 following implementation of schedule 4 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022. What is pre-charge bail?...

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Can I be prosecuted for failing to provide my password to the police?

Posted: 27 October

The police are entitled to seize and retain property for no set period of time during their investigation. They are also permitted to attempt to access the contents of a device they have seized which may include using a...

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Does your land have a TPO? Have you checked? Know your legal responsibilities.

Posted: 24 September

What is a TPO? A tree preservation order is an order made by a local planning authority to protect specific trees. A TPO may protect specific trees, groups of trees or woodlands in the interests of amenity. TPOs...

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Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 – What’s new?

Posted: 17 September

What is this? The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts (PCSC) Act 2022 and came in to force on 28th April 2022. The main objective surrounding the proposal of this Act was to impose further restrictions on actions such as,...

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Official Secrets Act

Posted: 22 August

The Official Secrets Act 1911-1989 (OSA) provides the main legal protection in the UK against espionage and the unauthorised disclosure of official information. The OSA 1989 makes it an offence for members and former members of the security and...

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Regulations and entitlement of a Police Officer part 2

Posted: 16 August

Following on from my previous blog concerning the first half of the Police Conduct Regulations up until the stage a Complaint Notice was received by an Officer, I have put together a summary of the next stages of the...

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Should I Attend My Crown Court or Magistrates Court Case?

Posted: 31 March

The Coronavirus outbreak has had a dramatic effect on criminal proceedings for both the Magistrates Court and Crown Court. On 23rd March 2020 the government announced social distancing policies and as a consequence the criminal courts in Essex are...

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What will the Housing Market look like for buyers in 2023?

2022 was a turbulent year for the property market, with house prices rising then...

- 26 January 2023

A guide to making a Will

A Will is the only way to ensure that your property and loved ones...

- 24 January 2023

Home Office Review into Police Officer Dismissals – What does this mean?

In the last thirty years or so the Police (Conduct) Regulations have changed immeasurably. ...

- 20 January 2023