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Encrochat

 11th Feb 2021  News

Encrochat   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. &... Read more

Sentencing for Drugs Offences

 28th Jan 2021  News

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... Read more

Custody Time Limits & Young Defendants

 15th Jan 2021  News

Custody Time Limits & Young Defendants   In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the government introduced changes to the custody time limit regulations that extended the custody time limits in the Crown Cour... Read more

Three strikes and the minimum sentence

 11th Jan 2021  News

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). The a... Read more

E-scooters

 27th Nov 2020  News

E-scooters   Did you know that e-scooters fall within the definition of a motor vehicle? You would not be alone if you said no. Due to the growing popularity of e-scooters and general ignorance in respect of the l... Read more

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