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Posted by edelegal | 02 July 2020

The capacity of digital devices to store vast amounts of information presents issues for law enforcement and prosecutors. Over the last few years we have seen many instances of non-disclosure...

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Posted by edelegal | 02 July 2020

In a startling announcement, Justice Secretary Robert Buckland admitted that the right to a jury trial is in his sights and might be curtailed in a few weeks time.  ...

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Posted by edelegal | 02 July 2020

We frequently need to consider the use of force by police officers when arresting or otherwise dealing with suspects. In the year ending March 2018, there were 469,000 recorded incidents...

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Posted by edelegal | 18 June 2020

The recent case of Jay Davison acts as a stark reminder of the consequences that can flow if hate material is published.   Davison was convicted of three offences of...

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Posted by edelegal | 18 June 2020

As we slowly exit the Covid19 ‘lockdown’ we have seen several protests in major cities. As life moves toward a more ‘normal’ footing, whatever that may be, and as we...

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Posted by edelegal | 10 June 2020

In cases where there is more than one defendant, it is a common scenario that one of more pleads guilty, perhaps at an early stage, but others continue their case...

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Posted by edelegal | 09 June 2020

On Sunday 7 June protesters in Bristol tore down the statue of Edward Colston and swiftly deposited it in the local harbour.   The statute had been in situ for...

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Posted by edelegal | 08 June 2020

Although there is a general principle of open justice, that those who appear in court can be reported on, there are some exceptions.   It is a contempt of court...

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Posted by edelegal | 03 June 2020

As the Coronavirus crisis has forced almost everyone to spend more time at home, home deliveries have rocketed as people have been forced to shop online. While this means that...

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Posted by edelegal | 27 May 2020

On 20 October 2018 police on uniformed patrol identified a vehicle of interest to them. They followed it for a short distance before causing it to stop. A Mr Jenkins...

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