News

  • 22 Aug 2017

    General Medical Council: Powers of Appeal

    Since December 2015 the General Medical Council (“GMC”) has had the power under Section 40A of the Medical Act 1983 to appeal decisions made by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (“MPTS”) but since this power has been available to the GMC, nearly two years ago, it has only been exercised twice.
  • 21 Aug 2017

    What Do The Police Class as Domestic Violence

    What do the police class as Domestic Violence and what can you expect if you are accused? Here, Burton Copeland, the expert defence solicitors explain.
  • 21 Aug 2017

    A breakdown of exactly what is money laundering by Burton Copeland

    Money Laundering is the process by which criminal proceeds are ‘washed’ in order to disguise their illicit origins.
  • 16 Aug 2017

    NCTL: How to prepare for and challenge an investigation

    If you are a teacher in England in this ever increasingly litigious world, you will be aware that you could be referred to the National College for Teaching and Leadership (“NCTL”) if you are accused of serious misconduct. Referrals to the NCTL can come from your employers, members of the public, the Disclosure and Barring Service, the police and other interested parties; so, pretty much anyone. But what do you do if you face such an investigation? How do you challenge it?
  • 14 Aug 2017

    Businesses Must Conduct Risk Assessments To Avoid Falling Foul Of New Tax Evasion Rules

    From 30th September, businesses may be convicted of a criminal offence if staff are caught facilitating tax evasion.
  • 11 Aug 2017

    our anthony smith & caroline king make this months messenger

    Our newest member of staff Caroline King features in the "movers & shakers" section and long serving Solicitor Anthony Smith writes an article for the messenger on recent changes by the Sentencing Council and the pressure that defendants are in, despite the burdon of proof remaining on the Crown to prove its case.
  • 10 Aug 2017

    MP Calls For Carrying Acid To Be Made A Crime

    The use of acid as a weapon is on the rise across the UK. In 2016, 455 crimes involving corrosive liquids were reported in London alone. Earlier this month five acid attacks took place in the space of 90 minutes across various parts of the capital including Hackney, Stoke Newington and Islington.
  • 08 Aug 2017

    Government Pushes UK Porn Websites To Enforce Age Checks

    Ministers will take further steps to enforce age verification on porn websites, thanks to the Digital Economy Act passed through Parliament earlier this year.
  • 04 Aug 2017

    What Are The Laws Surrounding Revenge Porn In The UK?

    In recent weeks, celebrity couple Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna have hit the headlines after Kardashian allegedly leaked intimate images of Chyna online following a break up. The reality TV star is alleged to have posted the images of his former girlfriend on Instagram before later sharing them on Twitter too. Under California law, it’s illegal to post sexual images without consent and if found guilty, Kardashian could face up to six months in prison.
  • 31 Jul 2017

    What Is Ghost Broking?

    Thousands of young drivers desperate to cut the cost of car insurance could find themselves stuck with worthless policies thanks to a fraudulent new trend dubbed ‘ghost broking’. The scam sees fraudsters providing drivers with fake policies at discount rates. Although the driver usually believes their insurance policy is legitimate, they could find themselves in trouble with police for failing to properly insure their vehicle.