News

  • 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.
  • 28 Jul 2017

    What Can Those Accused of Sexual Offences Expect During a Police Interview

    The first an individual is likely to know of the allegations is when he (or she) answers the door to an officer who either proceeds to arrest on suspicion of sexual assault or in some instances to arrange for the accused to attend as a volunteer at the police station at a future date. Often the individual will be a person who has no previous dealings with the police. Which ever route is taken the accused person will undoubtedly feel afraid, vulnerable and disbelieving.
  • 27 Jul 2017

    drug driving arrest figures inconsistent

    The BBC have produced figures showing that the arrest figures for drug driving are inconsistent from force to force, something that we have suspected for some time.
  • 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.