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'Fronting' & Handheld Mobile Phone Offences

Every now and then, I like to update people with Motoring Law matters that crop up. This month, I cover two topics people may not believe are illegal, &lsquo...

Bail Changes…A Year On

I wrote a blog just over a year ago (3 April 2017) highlighting the changes to police bail. Read More

Sexual Abuse Is Never Acceptable

In England and Wales there are 85,000 female rape victims and 12,000 male victims every year; shockingly only 15% of those victims can face reporting their a...

Changes to Punishments for Arson and Criminal Damage Crimes

We asked our work experience placement student Nicola Corby to write a blog as part her time in the criminal law team. Nicola undertook research on a topic I...

Cyclists Beware

Cyclists are concerned after reports surfaced at the beginning of March that ministers are set to outline proposals for death by dangerous cycling to become...

Acid Now Listed As A Dangerous Weapon

It seems like very few weeks, or days, go by now without an acid attack story hitting the headlines or being portrayed on television.

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Motoring, Medication and The Law

I was recently asked to defend a client for a drug driving offence. He told me he had tested positive for Diazepam which his GP had prescribed him for pain r...

Lorry, Bus & Coach Drivers Take Note

Although it has received very little press coverage to date, from 5 March 2018, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will be able to fine lorry, bu...

Reviews in Failure to Disclose Evidence

The Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed that an urgent review is going to be carried out in respect of all current rape and serious sexual assault cases,...

Don't Drink and Drive or Drug Drive This Christmas

It’s that time of year with the office Christmas party on the horizon that the Police begin their drink drive, and this year drug drive, awareness camp...

Tougher Sentencing Guidelines for Dangerous Driving Offences

Over the weekend, the press has widely reported on increases to sentences involving the most serious cases of causing death by dangerous or careless driving....

Motoring Law and Farming

As summer approaches, I was recently asked to clarify the legal position in respect of Motoring Law issues that crop (no pun intended) up from time to time i...

If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is!

I recently represented somebody whom I will refer to as ‘Dave’. I had previously represented Dave on unrelated matters and he had been very happy with the ou...

Spoiler Alert... Peter Kay's Car Shares

I apologise in advance for fans of Peter Kay and the hit BBC show Car Share which concluded last night.It is based on two friends commuting to and from work...

Spoiler Alert... Peter Kay's Car Share

I apologise in advance for fans of Peter Kay and the hit BBC show Car Share which concluded last night.It is based on two friends commuting to and from work...

Tougher Speeding Penalties come into Effect

As of midnight today, new, tougher speeding penalties have come into effect.

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Penalty Points to Increase for Drivers Caught Using Handheld Mobile Phones

It is likely to go largely unnoticed in light of the UK media’s obsession with overnight news from across the Atlantic, but, following consultation, the Gove...

Animal Cruelty & Lorry Driver Offences

The Government is currently consulting on whether or not to increase the maximum penalty for Animal Crueltyoffences.

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14 Sep 2018

Animal Cruelty & Lorry Driver Offences

The Government is currently consulting on whether or not to increase the maximum penalty for Animal Crue...

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