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Length of Sentence – Not Always a Surprise

The Government has published new plans to make the roads safer for everyone. The plans include several changes for people at every stage of life, and also for more specialised drivers like HGV drivers and motorcycle riders. Length of Sentence – Not Always a Surprise Is it possible to know the sentence you might get [...]

By |2019-08-13T06:22:19+01:00July 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Road Safety Review – More New Laws?

The Government has published new plans to make the roads safer for everyone. The plans include several changes for people at every stage of life, and also for more specialised drivers like HGV drivers and motorcycle riders. Children The Department for Transport has granted funding of £225,000 to Good Egg Safety to develop a training [...]

By |2019-08-13T06:22:19+01:00July 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

criminal compensation order

The press has recently reported that children who were victims of serious sexual abuse have received paltry sums, £20 for example, as compensation from the courts. So, what exactly is a criminal compensation order? The court has a duty to consider making a compensation order in any case where personal injury, loss, or damage has [...]

By |2019-08-13T06:22:19+01:00July 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dirty money

The Government has published the new Economic Crime Plan for the next three years. In it, they unveil their strategy for dealing with all types of economic crime, such as money laundering, fraud, market abuse, and bribery. What is economic crime, and why is it important? Economic crime is wider than financial crime. It includes [...]

By |2019-08-13T06:22:19+01:00July 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Prison rehabilitation and employment

Recently the government announced incentives for prisoners in custody focussing on positive reinforcements. In doing so, the longer-term aim is to assist rehabilitation and prevent re-offending. A further announcement has been made on the same theme, and this is to assist ex-offenders in obtaining employment by removing the barriers once they have left prison. What [...]

By |2019-08-13T06:22:19+01:00July 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Prisoner Benefits and Incentives

Over the next six months, benefits and incentives for prisoners are undergoing a change. New rules place emphasis on positive reinforcements – praising prisoners for behaving well – rather than punishment. The new Policy sets out the rules and guidelines for Governors and Directors of prisons but leaves a lot of freedom for them to [...]

By |2019-08-13T06:22:20+01:00July 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why hasn’t Michael Gove been arrested?

A question on many people’s lips since the former Justice Secretary admitted to using cocaine several times earlier in his career. So, could he face the legal consequences of this? Cocaine is a Class A drug, the most serious category. Drug offences are governed by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and whilst buying a [...]

By |2019-08-13T06:22:20+01:00July 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Data Protection – A Shifting Focus

Over the last few years, we have seen many matters that would previously have been prosecuted before the criminal courts, move into the jurisdiction of other bodies. What we see as a result is a range of specialist regulators best placed to react to perceived industry failings, and if necessary, meet out swift and condign [...]

By |2019-08-13T06:22:20+01:00July 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Prison is supposed to be hard

Prison is supposed to be hard. It is, after all, a punishment. But it’s also designed to help people address their behaviour and stop them re-offending. When imprisonment leads to more offending, it isn’t working. The specific problems faced by women have been highlighted recently by the Farmer Review for Women. Lord Farmer hopes to [...]

By |2019-08-13T06:22:20+01:00June 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments