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Cyber Laws

The government has introduced a “new world-leading law” to ensure consumers are better protected from hackers on their phones, smart TVs, fitness trackers, tablets and other devices that connect to the internet.    Why? Research has shown that as many as four in five manufacturers in the UK do not put in place appropriate security… Continue reading Cyber Laws

Suicide Pact Cases and So-Called ‘Mercy Killings’

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is seeking views on a proposed update to legal guidance on homicide, to assist prosecutors considering the public interest when dealing with suspects in deaths arising out of failed suicide pacts and so-called ‘mercy killings’. A 12-week consultation began on Friday, 14 January and will end on Friday, 8 April.… Continue reading Suicide Pact Cases and So-Called ‘Mercy Killings’

The Colston Statue – Will The Acquittals Be appealed?

This week four people were acquitted of criminal damage after admitting to pulling down the Colston Statue in Bristol and throwing it into the Quay. A number of commentators have expressed their outrage at the juries decision and have called for the Attorney General to appeal the acquittal.  In this article, we discuss the legal… Continue reading The Colston Statue – Will The Acquittals Be appealed?

Breastfeeding Voyeurism and Common Assault & Domestic Abuse

The Government has this week announced further proposed changes to criminal law and procedure. The taking of non-consensual photographs or video recordings of breastfeeding mothers will be made a specific offence punishable by up to two years in prison. It covers situations where the motive is to obtain sexual gratification or to cause humiliation, distress or… Continue reading Breastfeeding Voyeurism and Common Assault & Domestic Abuse

Bill of Rights

The Justice Secretary, Dominic Raab, has announced an overhaul of human rights law following the publication of the Independent Human Rights Act Review. The Review was set up to consider how the Human Rights Act was working in practice and whether any changes were needed. Two key themes were considered in the Review: The relationship… Continue reading Bill of Rights

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Aiding and Abetting Causing Death by Dangerous Driving

When his car went for an MOT, Henry Reynolds was warned that the two rear tyres on his car were close to the legal limit. When a fatal accident involving his car later took place, it was noted that 7,000 miles had been driven, but the tyres had not been replaced. In what was described… Continue reading Aiding and Abetting Causing Death by Dangerous Driving

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Retail Price Maintenance And The CMA

The Competition and Markets Authority has issued a Statement of Objections to a supplier of domestic lighting products. DAR Lighting Ltd was alleged to have restricted retailers from setting their own online prices between 2017 and 2019. The allegation is that the company required retailers to sell at a minimum price or above, which prevented… Continue reading Retail Price Maintenance And The CMA

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Drink Driving

It’s that time of year when most, if not all, police forces bring out a campaign against drink driving. This article aims to cover all questions you may have about this offence.   Breath tests The police can request a breath test, initially at the roadside, if they think you have been driving, that you… Continue reading Drink Driving

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Police Funding

The government has announced a 7% increase to the policing budget, up to £1.1billion. This represents up to £16.9 billion in total for the financial year 2022/23. The increase is said to help support the delivery of the Beating Crime Plan which sets out the government’s strategic approach to cutting crime. The plan gives the… Continue reading Police Funding

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Rape Prosecutions

The Law Commission has announced a project to review how evidence is used in rape prosecutions to counter rape myths. The Law Commission is the statutory independent body created by the Law Commissions Act 1965 to keep the law under review and recommend appropriate reform. The Commission aims to make sure the law is fair,… Continue reading Rape Prosecutions

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