25th Jun 2019
Why hasn’t Michael Gove been arrested?
A question on many people’s lips since the former Justice Secretary admitted to using cocaine several times earlier in his career.
So, could he face th...
11th Jun 2019
Finn’s Law - What It Means
With much fanfare, ‘Finn’s Law’ came in to force on 8th June 2019, following the implementation of the Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Act 2019.
4th Jun 2019
Private Prosecutions - 'Doing a Boris'
A District Judge sitting at Westminster Magistrates' Court last week authorised that a summons be issued against the prominent conservative member of parliament, Boris John...
30th May 2019
Release on Temporary Licence
The government has conducted a review of the process for prisoners to be released on temporary licence (ROTL); the drive behind the changes being the rehabilitation of offenders.
28th May 2019
Sentencing - Breaking the Code
Few people would disagree with the suggestion that sentencing law in England and Wales is a complete mess. The provisions that govern how a defendant is to be sentenced are both co...
22nd May 2019
On the Balance of Probabilities - But What Does That Mean?
In criminal law, we use two different standards of proof, the most well known is 'beyond reasonable doubt' (although these days expressed as 'so that yo...