Serious Crime

It wasn't me!

 13th Nov 2020  News

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... Read more

Covert Human Intelligence Sources

 12th Oct 2020  News

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... Read more

Sexual Offences and the Issue of Consent

 24th Jul 2020  News

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... Read more

Trial Delays

 17th Mar 2020  News

Trial Delays   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... Read more

Circumstantial Evidence

 11th Mar 2020  News

Circumstantial Evidence   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... Read more

Stop and Search

 21st Oct 2019  News

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.... Read more