Violent offences

New Anti-Terrorism Powers

 18th Feb 2019  News

New Anti-Terrorism Powers   The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 has completed its parliamentary journey and will, in the main, come in to effect over the next few months.   The Home Secretary... Read more

Stop and Search

 10th Dec 2018  News

Stop and Search   The power of the police to stop and search is currently in the media due to the rise in murders and serious crimes of violence involving the use of knives, particularly in London. A particular ar... Read more

Assaults on Emergency Workers

 17th Sep 2018  News

Assaults on Emergency Workers   Is there a specific offence?   Until now the only specific offence has been that of assaulting a police officer. This is a summary only offence which carries a maximum of 6 m... Read more

But i had no choice!

 18th May 2018  News

But I had no choice!   There is a defence in law known as necessity or duress of circumstances. It can be very difficult to demonstrate and will only apply in unusual and extreme circumstances. It is used to descr... Read more