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Criminalised Doping

Raj Chada

Posted by Raj Chada | Partner
On 4th August 2015

The Sunday Times expose on drugs in sport has reopened an interesting issue for criminal lawyers – should doping be criminalised – and what would the likely effect be? Under IOC Rules, whilst athletes may face disqualification for doping offences, unless the drugs fall within the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (and many do not), the use of such drugs is not illegal in the UK…

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Bribery Act Review – Facilitation payments still problematic

Raj Chada

Posted by Raj Chada | Partner
On 4th August 2015

Last week, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) sent letters to industry leaders, inviting them to comment on whether the Bribery Act has had an impact on their attempts to export. They also asked if guidance issued to help business avoid problems under the Act is useful and for suggestions to clarify the information…

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Why we need to empower and educate young people about stop and search

On 31st July 2015

At a recent event attendees heard how the work of the Stop & Search Legal Project is paying dividends, but there are still challenges ahead for those working to combat discrimination and improve the relationship between police and young people.

In the aftermath of the 2011 ‘London riots’ many young people voiced their anger about their treatment by police…

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Policing Methods: Should Police Officers of England and Wales be armed with tasers?

Bianca St Prix

Posted by Bianca St Prix | Solicitor
On 29th July 2015

The introduction in the use of tasers by frontline Police Officers of England and Wales came in 2003 as an alternative to Police Officers being armed with firearms. Of course it’s introduction was backed by the Association of the Chief Police Constables claiming that ‘taser’s are a way to deal with the threat of violence, violent individuals and pose a significantly less risk than other options that could be used by the Police’…

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