8th Mar 2023
Serious Violence Reduction Orders
In April 2023, Serious Violence Reduction Orders (SVROs) are due to come into force in certain pilot areas (Section 342A to 342K of the Sentencing Code).
17th Jan 2023
Landfill Tax fraud & Waste Crime
Landfill Tax applies to all waste disposed at a licensed landfill site (unless the waste is classed as exempt).
The permit holders for landfill sites (operators) are...
8th Jun 2021
Stalking and Stalking Protection Orders
A former premier league footballer, Shayne Bradley, pleaded guilty to stalking a former girlfriend.
It was said he followed her, watched her house, sent mails and...
11th Feb 2021
A vast number of cases are awaiting a criminal trial that will rely, to a greater or lesser extent, on the admissibility of communications made via the supposedly highly encrypted Encrochat service.
28th Jan 2021
Sentencing for Drugs Offences
New sentencing guidelines for some drugs offences will come in to force on 1 April 2021 and will apply to all cases sentenced on or after that date.
The update is to reflec...
11th Jan 2021
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).