21st Oct 2019
Stop and Search
The police, with the support of the Home Office, are making more extensive use of stop and search powers. This new approach is partly due to rising public and political concern about knife crime....
14th Oct 2019
Drink or Drug Driving - The Second Sample
In some cases, the police need to take either a blood or urine sample from a driver suspected of driving under the influence of drink or drugs. In almost all instances,...
9th Oct 2019
Firearms - Sentencing Reform
The Sentencing Council is consulting on a new guideline for some of the most commonly prosecuted firearms offences. At the moment, guidance is to be found only in case law, and this...
18th Sep 2019
What is gait?
Gait, quite simply, is how a person walks, the movement of limbs.
How does this relate to criminal law?
With the ever-increasing use of CCTV, the identifica...
9th Sep 2019
The Cut-Throat Defence
A cut-throat defence is where one defendant gives evidence that is damaging to a co-defendant's case, sometimes going as far as directly accusing the other person of the crime, while typic...
8th Aug 2019
Local Authorities Get Tough on Sub-letting
As Airbnb listings in London soar to 80,000, up 400% from 2015 figures, Westminster Council is cracking down on those who use the site to unlawfully sublet social housi...