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The unintended consequences of bail reform

Ruth Harris

Posted by Ruth Harris | Partner
On 4th October 2016

The Policing and Crime Bill is working its way through Parliament into law. Contained within are radical proposals for dealing with suspects while their cases are under investigation. The proposed changes follow increasing concern about the time it takes police to conclude investigations.

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Raj Chada Column

Raj Chada

Posted by Raj Chada | Partner
On 7th September 2016

"Chilcot lays bare a catastrophic error of judgement. That is a damning indictment in history. Whether it is an indictment for a trial is less clear.” "Let justice be done though the heavens fall' is a maxim and notion as old as the scriptures. The phrase gained notoriety when district attorney Jim Garrison used it in the 1967 prosecution of Clay Shaw for the murder of John F Kennedy (it was subsequently immortalised in Oliver Stone's JFK film).

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The EAW is dead. Long live the EAW – The consequences of “Brexit” for the European Arrest Warrant

Edward Jones

Posted by Edward Jones | Partner
On 21st June 2016

Like it or loathe it, the European Arrest Warrant has become firmly established within the UK legal landscape since its introduction into UK law by the Extradition Act 2003 on 1st January 2004. To its supporters it has become an essential tool for fighting transnational crime and terrorism in an increasingly globalized world. To its detractors it is an illiberal instrument that sacrifices the rights of UK citizens on the altar of the European integrationist project.

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Motor insurance – are you sure you’re covered?

Sean Caulfield

Posted by Sean Caulfield | Partner
On 27th May 2016

Motor insurance can be a headache for fleet managers, particularly when it comes to renewal. Specialist commercial fleet insurance is...

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Safeguards on Sentencing

Ruth Harris

Posted by Ruth Harris | Partner
On 11th April 2016

The Sentencing Guidelines Council’s current consultation on updating guidelines for reduction in sentences for guilty pleas must cause concern for defence practitioners. We have long been concerned about the effect of credit provisions on defendants.

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