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).
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...