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Tory minister faces serious assault allegations – a recap of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and Serious Crime Act 2015

Gary Monks

Posted by Gary Monks | Partner
On 19th October 2020

In early August, an unnamed former Conservative minister was arrested at home after allegations of rape, sexual assault, and coercive control were made against him by a parliamentary staffer. The incidents were alleged to have taken place between July 2019 and January 2020 in various London addresses. These allegations have emerged only days after a former Conservative party whip, Charlie Elphicke, was convicted on three counts of sexual assault dating from 2007 and 2016.

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Can I end up with a criminal record for breaking ‘The Rule of Six’?

Caroline Collins

Posted by Caroline Collins | Solicitor
On 29th September 2020

New coronavirus laws prohibit social gatherings of more than six people under updated Health Protection Regulations 2020 which came into effect on Monday 14 September 2020. It is now illegal to meet in groups of more than six in England indoors or outdoors, apart from where exemptions apply, see below. In England persons of all ages are included; children are not exempt when calculating those at a gathering.

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