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Reforming Homicide Legislation

Posted: 11 July

What is homicide? A homicide charge can result from an act of murder, manslaughter, infanticide or causing/allowing the death or serious injury of a child or vulnerable adult. Under current legislation, a conviction for an act of homicide by...

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Online Safety Act 2023 – New Offences

Posted: 25 January

As the online world grows and evolves, so too do the laws governing how it should be engaged with. Specifically, what a person is prohibited from using the internet to do. On 31st January 2024, Part 10 of the...

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Proceeds of Crime Act 2022

Posted: 11 January

If you’re being investigated by the police or having money/assets seized by authorities, it is important that you are properly advised and represented. Read this recent case of a seizure of monies under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002(“POCA”)...

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New Sentencing Guidelines for Perverting the Course of Justice

Posted: 23 August

In a constant effort to maintain the integrity of the Justice System, in August 2023 the Sentencing Council published new guidelines for Perverting the Course of Justice. These will come into effect on 1st October 2023 in England and...

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How to apply to vary or remove restraining order made in the Magistrates Court

Posted: 10 July

To vary or remove a restraining order made in the Magistrates’ Court you must be a prosecutor, defendant, or any other person in the order. In addition, you must fill out an application and must have a persuasive case...

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Understanding and responding to an Improvement Notice

Posted: 13 June

Receiving an improvement notice can be a cause for concern, as it indicates that a person or organization is believed to be in contravention of statutory provisions or has previously contravened such provisions. This article aims to provide guidance...

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Serious Violence Reduction Orders (Pilot Scheme 2023)

Posted: 25 May

April 2023 was the start of the Serious Violence Reduction Orders (SVRO) pilot program. This included four forces: Thames Valley, West Midlands, Merseyside and Sussex. This program will trial the new stop and search powers to target those who...

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Overview of the Appeal process

Posted: 07 March

Appeal against a conviction in the Magistrates’ Court: If someone has a Trial or/and Sentence in the Magistrates’ court and they disagree with the verdict, an appeal can be made against the decision of the Magistrates’. How to make...

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Pre-charge Bail

Posted: 22 February

Since the presumption against pre-charge bail was removed in October 2022 (read about this here) we have seen an increase in the number of suspects subject to pre-charge bail. This blog discusses pre-charge police bail, the conditions you can...

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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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Nobody asks to live with dementia

Taylor Haldane Barlex LLP’s partnership with Alzheimer’s Society Dementia is the UK’s leading cause...

- 18 July 2024

Reforming Homicide Legislation

What is homicide? A homicide charge can result from an act of murder, manslaughter,...

- 11 July 2024

Suspended Sentences

What is a Suspended Sentence? A suspended sentence is a custodial sentence where the...

- 07 June 2024