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Suspended Sentences

Posted: 07 June

What is a Suspended Sentence? A suspended sentence is a custodial sentence where the offender does not go to prison. On the condition that they do not commit any further offences during the operational period and comply with the...

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Seizure and Retention of Property in Criminal Investigations and Proceedings.

Posted: 14 March

Police powers in relation to seizure and retention of property concerning a police investigation is covered under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) 1984, section 19. However, all police officers adhere to the regulations outlined in this legislation...

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Indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Orders.

Posted: 17 January

Overview A Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) is an Order which can be imposed by the Court following conviction for a Sexual Offence as listed in either Schedule 3 or 5 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003. The purpose...

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A person’s rights whilst detained at the Police Station

Posted: 12 January

A person’s rights whilst detained at the Police Station and should a solicitor be present? During a detention at the police station in England and Wales, the police are required to follow a protocol. As outlined in the Police...

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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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Voluntary Interviews

Posted: 23 November

In the last decade, the number of arrests made by the Police have halved. A study produced by the UK Home Office shows that in 2010, 1.3 million arrests were made falling to 632,000 in 2021. Among the many...

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Suspended Sentences

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

- 07 June 2024

Deprivation of Liberty Applications within Family Proceedings

“Liberty” is a right conferred by Article 5 of the European Convention of Human...

- 07 June 2024

The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Act 2024

Everything there is to know about The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Act 2024 In...

- 07 June 2024