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It’s health and safety gone mad!

 16th Jul 2018  News

It’s health and safety gone mad!   Or is it?   The Health and Safety Executive is the national regulator for workplace health and safety.   Interestingly, on its website, there is a page for de... Read more

Dont go out with a 'Bang'

 14th Jul 2018  News

Explosives   Rather than Guy Fawkes or his modern-day counterparts many of the recent cases involving explosives have been in relation to thefts from cash machines. The law is old but still very relevant today; it... Read more

Organised Crime, Are you part of it?

 5th Jul 2018  News

Participating in Organised Crime   Section 45 of the Serious Crime Act 2015 makes it is an offence to participate in the activities of an organised crime group, this is a new offence created by the 2015 legislatio... Read more

“I’m Going to Kill You!”

 20th Jun 2018  News

“I’m Going to Kill You!”   How many times have you said something similar?   Is it an offence?   If you make such a threat, intending that another would fear it would be carried ou... Read more

Minimum Sentences and Exceptional Circumstances

 13th Jun 2018  News

Minimum Sentences   For certain offences, there are minimum terms of imprisonment that a court must impose, absent exceptional circumstances (or it being unjust), these sentences can be automatically imposed even... Read more

Getting Tough on Breach of Court Orders

 7th Jun 2018  News

Getting Tough on Breach of Court Orders   Today (7 June 2018), the Sentencing Council has published new guidelines for judges and magistrates for when they are sentencing offenders who have breached court orders.... Read more