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A new section for self-driving vehicles has been added to the Highway Code

From the 1st of July 2022, new rules on the use of self-driving vehicles in Great Britain have come into force. The changes are included in a new section in The Highway Code. Currently only vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems are available in the UK. No vehicles in Great Britain have been classed as… Continue reading A new section for self-driving vehicles has been added to the Highway Code

Barristers’ Strike Action

With effect from 27th June 2022, barristers in England & Wales will be taking industrial action in order to protest against what they see as the deteriorating state of the criminal justice system. A form of action, known as “no return” is already in place, but further measures are being taken in order to force… Continue reading Barristers’ Strike Action

New airport-style security in prisons sees record level of drug seizures

Over the last two years, over 70 X-ray body scanners have been installed in all closed male prisons, producing high-quality images of concealed contraband so that prison officers can easily find and stop dangerous items from entering jails. These scanners have prevented over 19000 attempts to smuggle contraband into prison wings, including one substantial haul… Continue reading New airport-style security in prisons sees record level of drug seizures

Domestic Homicide

The Home Office has published a report that summarises information from domestic homicide reviews (DHR) from October 2019 to 2020. The reviews are multi-agency reviews that are commissioned by community safety partnerships. They look into the deaths of adults that may have resulted from violence, abuse or neglect by a related person, someone they were… Continue reading Domestic Homicide