News

  • 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.
  • 06 Jul 2017

    Social Workers: The Move From The Health And Care Professions Council to Social Work England

    As social workers in England and Wales, you will be ware that you currently have to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (“HCPC”) as your regulatory body before you can practise. Prior to the HCPC becoming the regulator for social workers, social workers were all required to register with the General Social Care Council (“GSCC”) until 2012 when the move to the HCPC took place. When this move took place it cost £17 million and took two full years. As some of you are aware, the HCPC will soon no longer be the regulator for social workers in England and Wales.
  • 30 Jun 2017

    mobile phone use in vehicle - twitter poll results in

    Last week we took to twitter to test the public knowledge about what you can and cannot do with a mobile phone in a vehicle. The results are in and they are quite astounding.
  • 29 Jun 2017

    senior partner gwyn assists in raising £300k for macmillan

    Gwyn braved the grueling heat, in what was the hottest day of the year so far and walked a marathon through the Cumbrian mountains.