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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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Modern day slavery and the National Referral Mechanism Process

Posted: 01 November

Modern day slavery is currently defined by the UK Government as the recruitment, movement, harbouring or receiving of children, women or men through the use of force, coercion, abuse of vulnerability, deception or other means for the purpose of...

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‘Moving the goal posts’ – the CPS’s new stance on tragedy related abuse at football games.

Posted: 31 August

On the 7 August 2023, the Crown Prosecution Service changed their guidelines in respect of how they approach offenders who are found to have been referencing football related tragedies during matches. It is a well-known fact that football chants...

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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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Revised Sentencing Guidelines for Motoring Offences:

Posted: 18 August

In June 2023, the Sentencing Guidelines for Motoring Offences were revised and updated in England and Wales. Six of the existing guidelines were revised following the introduction of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022. These are as...

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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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What happens if I find money that is not mine?

Posted: 01 March

If you find money or other property in a public place and did not see where it came from or who had dropped it, you should take it into your local police station. When you arrive, you are to...

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Non-Accidental Injury and Care Proceedings

What happens after Children’s Services becomes involved? Following a referral to Children’s Services in...

- 22 April 2024

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How our Solicitors ensure clarity in settlement agreements Settlement Agreements are pivotal in resolving...

- 11 April 2024

Seizure and Retention of Property in Criminal Investigations and Proceedings.

Police powers in relation to seizure and retention of property concerning a police investigation...

- 14 March 2024