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Disclosure – take nothing at face value

Leo Martin

Posted by Leo Martin | Partner
On 24th June 2016

It is widely acknowledged that “disclosure” is one of the most important and fundamental issues in the criminal justice system. The Crown Prosecution Service agree that the application of proper and fair disclosure is a vital component which should ensure fairness in the criminal justice system.

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Prevent Strategy creating alienation, disenfranchisement and lack of trust

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On 20th June 2016

The brutal shootings in Orlando will again, no doubt, bring negative attention to the Muslim community living in the West. Again the actions of one lone individual will be used to judge the actions of the millions of Muslims who live law abiding and peaceful lives. Again, we as a community will be asked to explain how one man acted in the devastating way he did because he happened to be a Muslim.

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The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 – doomed to fail?

Sean Caulfield

Posted by Sean Caulfield | Partner
On 8th June 2016

The controversial Psychoactive Substances Act received royal assent on 28 January 2016 and came into force on 26 May 2016. The Act, broadly speaking, criminalises the production and supply of ‘psychoactive substances’. The purpose of this is largely to stop the spread of ‘legal highs’. Whether or not it will achieve this remains to be seen, although the evidence so far is not promising.

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