General Crime

Custody Time Limits & Young Defendants

 15th Jan 2021  News

Custody Time Limits & Young Defendants   In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the government introduced changes to the custody time limit regulations that extended the custody time limits in the Crown Cour... Read more

Three strikes and the minimum sentence

 11th Jan 2021  News

Three strikes and the minimum sentence The Defence applied successfully for the sentence imposed in the above to be varied pursuant to section 155 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (PCCSA). The a... Read more

E-scooters

 27th Nov 2020  News

E-scooters   Did you know that e-scooters fall within the definition of a motor vehicle? You would not be alone if you said no. Due to the growing popularity of e-scooters and general ignorance in respect of the l... Read more

It wasn't me!

 13th Nov 2020  News

It wasn't me!   It is often the case that a defendant does not dispute that a crime has been committed but denies any participation.   In such cases, it will be not only essential to challenge any evidence... Read more

Covert Human Intelligence Sources

 12th Oct 2020  News

Covert Human Intelligence Sources   The Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill passed its second reading in the House of Commons. The MP who is Minister for Security, James Brokenshire, set out... Read more

Fighting for a Suspended Prison Sentence

 17th Aug 2020  News

Fighting for a Suspended Prison Sentence   In many cases, despite the fact an offence is serious enough for a custodial sentence to be imposed, this can be avoided if the court can be persuaded to suspend the pris... Read more