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Reasonable Chastisement-The Facts

 10th Jan 2018  News

Is it Lawful to Hit a Child?   Laws that criminalise unlawful violence date back to 1861 and are used every day in criminal courts to support prosecutions.   Despite what might appear to be an obvious legal... Read more

The Trouble with Your Tenants-Banning Orders

 9th Jan 2018  News

Landlords to Face Additional Punishment   The government has announced that it intends to bring into force a number of provisions contained in the Housing and Planning Act 2016.   From 6 April 2018 the Act... Read more

Confiscation-Money for Old Money

 2nd Jan 2018  News

Confiscation –Money for Old Money   If you were able to listen in to a conference between client and solicitor, you might hear an exchange a little like this one:   'What am I looking at?'  ... Read more

Disclosure-The Hidden Truth

 19th Dec 2017  News

Disclosure - The Hidden Truth When the Director of Public Prosecutions writes to a national newspaper and apologises for a prosecution failure in an individual case, you know that something significant went wrong. Befor... Read more

Extradition-An informed Introduction

 6th Dec 2017  News

Extradition - An Introduction   Extradition is the formal process where one country asks another to return a person to stand trial or to serve a sentence. Under multilateral conventions and bilateral extradition t... Read more

Domestic Violence Protection Notices

 27th Nov 2017  News

Domestic Violence Protection Notices and Orders   Domestic Violence Protection Notices (DVPNs) are commonly issued by police when attending incidents of alleged domestic violence.   Invariably, whatever the... Read more