News

  • 08 Mar 2018

    Joint Enterprise Law Needs To Change, Says House Of Commons

    The House of Commons has concluded that controversial joint enterprise legislation needs to be amended and a review ought to take place to ensure people haven’t been unfairly convicted of serious offences such as murder.
  • 07 Mar 2018

    Do The Police Have A Right To Search Your Phone?

    Do the police have a right to search a person’s phone? If this happens to you, not knowing your rights could see you incriminating yourself and others for crimes you may or may not even be involved in.
  • 05 Mar 2018

    4 Reasons To Use Burton Copeland As Your Solicitor

    When you’ve been accused of a crime, it can be difficult to know where to turn. Although you may find yourself in a state of denial or panic, it’s important that you contact a solicitor as soon as possible. Using testimonials from former clients, we’ve highlighted just 5 reasons to use Burton Copeland as your solicitor.
  • 05 Mar 2018

    The impact of body worn video (BWV) cameras on the criminal justice system

    Many of us are increasingly seeing more and more police officers with body worn video cameras on the chests. Burton Copeland looks at the impact that body worn video will have on the criminal justice system. Is this just another fad, or is BWV around to stay?
  • 02 Mar 2018

    Is it legal to smack a child

    There has been recent news report of changes to the law in relation to chastisement of children. Burton Copeland explains the current position and what you need to know about the laws which are dependant upon where you are in the UK.
  • 29 Jan 2018

    Attorney General Confirms What We Suspected About Police Failings in Disclosure

    Our Jonathan Wall comments on the recently reported disclosure issues in light of the Attorney General's comments on the failings of the police and CPS.
  • 25 Jan 2018

    TWOC and vehicle theft Burton Copeland explain the difference

    Our Liz Ridgeway explains the difference between taking a vehicle without consent of the owner and theft of a vehicle and dispels some of the common myths.
  • 16 Jan 2018

    Another rape case collapses due to lack of disclosure by police.

    Last month, two high profile rape cases collapsed and another ended in acquittal yesterday after police and prosecutors failed in disclosing evidence undermining the prosecution claims.
  • 16 Jan 2018

    Section 22 proceeds of crime act - is it fair

    Over 15 years have elapsed since the implementation of the Proceeds of Crime Act. Burton Copeland looks in particular at section 22 as we are seeing more an more applications by the prosecution to confiscate monies that you have obtained many years after you thought the POCA proceedings have ended and answering the question, does POCA ever go away.
  • 15 Jan 2018

    BBC's Trust Me - could it really happen

    Last years BBC drama saw Dr Alison Sutton AKA Cath Hardacre assuming her friends identity and masquerading as a senior doctor. Burton Copeland looks at whether this could actually happen in rela life and what measures are in place to try to prevent it.