News

  • 25 Jul 2017

    The Recent Spice Epidemic

    We reported last year on the effect that Spice was having within the prison systems, this year there have been countless reports of people being found in “Zombie” like states
  • 24 Jul 2017

    Role of Police and the Health & Safety Executive in Deaths In The Workplace

    Whenever a work place death occurs and there are indications that an offence of manslaughter or offences other than health and safety offences have been committed, the police will investigate.
  • 20 Jul 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. Under new powers within The Act, a regulator will block porn websites that fail to prove they’re denying access to under-18s.
  • 19 Jul 2017

    not a single youth custody establishments safe to hold young people

    Our Rob Moussalli comments on the Chief Inspector of Prisons’ report yesterday and highlights the concerns that he raised months ago when writing in the Law Society Messenger.
  • 18 Jul 2017

    How to Defend Yourself When Falsely Accused of Sexual Offences

    To be accused of a sexual offence is one of the most dreadful charges which an individual can face. The stigma that it attached to those types of allegation will often make people feel bewildered, isolated and distrustful especially when the allegations are lies. Often the accuser is a family member and this can cause immense rifts within a family leaving the accused isolated and frightened.
  • 14 Jul 2017

    Is it time to review the laws surrounding indecent images?

    Jonathan Wall gives his opinion on the laws surrounding indecent images, how children's lives can be affected by so called "sexting" and why laws need to be reviewed. Every parent should read this!
  • 13 Jul 2017

    Prison Service in Chaos Due to Record Numbers of Recalls

    The Howard League for penal reform has called on the new government to act as the recall of prisoners spirals out of control. The charity states that an extra 13,000 people have been sent back to custody since the government introduced its Transforming Rehabilitation programme in 2015.
  • 12 Jul 2017

    More government cuts having serious impact on youth justice senior judge warns

    Our Youth Justice Expert Rob Moussalli wrote in the May edition of the Law Society Messenger of the effects of government cuts and changes in legislation was having on youth justice in Greater Manchester. Now a senior Judge has also warned that court closures are also have a huge impact on access to justice.
  • 11 Jul 2017

    Government Proposals for Fare Evasion Prosecutions

    Recent Government proposals have been subject to criticism from legal professionals. The Government suggested a digital system allowing an individual to plead guilty online and accept a pre-determined penalty including any appropriate award for compensation and costs.
  • 11 Jul 2017

    Burton Copeland Sign Up For The 2017 Manchester Legal Walk

    The annual event takes place on 28th Sept 2017 in Manchester and Burton Copeland are currently recruiting walkers to take part and raise much needed funds for this great charity.