17th Sep 2018
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...
10th Sep 2018
The cannibal drug that makes you smell of vinegar and prawns
What are you talking about?
Monkey dust is a synthetic drug, a type of new psychoactive substance. It is similar to other cathinone drugs suc...
28th Aug 2018
Why was Ben Stokes found not guilty?
Who is Ben Stokes?
He is the England cricketer who was charged with affray and acquitted by a jury.
But the video showed him hitting someone?
17th Aug 2018
What to expect as a witness
If you have provided a statement for the prosecution or for the defence you may be called to court to give evidence at the defendant’s trial.
Is there help available fo...
16th Jul 2018
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...
14th Jul 2018
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...