Violent offences

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

Qc or not QC

 4th Apr 2018  News

Do I Need a QC?   We are often asked questions about QCs, most probably because the image of leading barristers has been epitomised over the years in leading television dramas such as Silk and Kavanagh QC, it is t... Read more