Serious Crime

Firearms - Sentencing Reform

 9th Oct 2019  News

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... Read more

The Cut-Throat Defence

 9th Sep 2019  News

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... Read more

To Air B and B or not to Air B and B-Subletting

 8th Aug 2019  News

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... Read more

Disqualified Directors

 26th Jun 2019  News

Disqualified Directors   Recently, three men from Halifax were convicted after one of them was found to have run a company whilst disqualified. The other two were convicted of assisting him.   If you're thi... Read more

Private Prosecutions - 'Doing a Boris'

 4th Jun 2019  News

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... Read more

Terrorism Laws Tightened

 15th Apr 2019  News

Government Tightens Terrorism Laws   The Manchester Arena bombing, the London Bridge attack, Shamima Begum. These are some examples of terrorism headlines in the past few years.   The Counter-Terrorism and... Read more