Posted by Nigel Richardson | Partner
On 26th October 2016
With Halloween, fast approaching it’s highly likely that we will see further reports of incidents involving ‘killer clowns’ in the…
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Posted by Freya Colvin | Solicitor
On 27th September 2016
Being arrested, cautioned or convicted of a crime can be a daunting experience but the long term effects of having a criminal record can make it even worse. Over 10.5 million people in the UK have a criminal record and many face stigma and discrimination when applying for jobs. Earlier this month Unlock, a charity which assists those with convictions, launched a new website that encourages companies to recruit people with criminal records.
Posted by Ruth Harris | Partner
On 6th September 2016
The man at the centre of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling earlier this year on joint enterprise has been found…
Posted by Lauren Tye | Paralegal
On 4th July 2016
The Home Affairs Committee has published an interim report on prostitution, acknowledging that elements of the present law are unsatisfactory and that the criminalisation of sex workers must come to an end. The Committee says the Home Office should immediately change existing legislation so that soliciting is no longer an offence and brothel-keeping laws allow sex workers to share premises, without losing the ability to prosecute those who use brothels to control or exploit sex workers.
Posted by Edward Jones | Partner
On 29th June 2016
The Sentencing Council is currently consulting on a new guideline that will dictate the level of reduction that a defendant will receive for entering a guilty plea. The guideline will replace the current SGC guideline on reduction in sentence for guilty pleas.