13th Nov 2020
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...
12th Oct 2020
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...
24th Jul 2020
Sexual Offences and the Issue of Consent
A vast number of sexual offence cases revolve around the issue of consent. In everyday terms, the 'consent issue' should be straightforward, either someone did, or did no...
17th Mar 2020
A defendant has the right to a fair trial within a reasonable time. In exceptional cases, a delay will lead to a stay of proceedings as an abuse of process.
A stay of proceedings is an extr...
11th Mar 2020
Circumstantial evidence is widely misunderstood, and many people cannot understand how a case can be advanced without primary evidence of wrongdoing.
To illustrate this, we can u...
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....