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Posted by edelegal | 06 November 2019

Cases involving the death of a person can have a devastating impact on all concerned. From our perspective, we often deal with people facing the gravest charges after an incident...

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Posted by edelegal | 06 November 2019

The parliamentary session has come to an end, and we will go to the polls on 12th December 2019 to decide the political makeup of the next parliament.   The...

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Posted by edelegal | 31 October 2019

The government has announced changes to the Unduly Lenient Sentence (‘ULS’) Scheme.   There are certain offences where the prosecution (via the Attorney General) can ask the Court of Appeal...

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Posted by edelegal | 29 October 2019

A number of recent cases indicate an increasingly robust approach to health and safety law breaches.   Company Director Robert Harvey was imprisoned for ten months following an accident where...

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Posted by edelegal | 09 October 2019

The Sentencing Council is consulting on a new guideline for some of the most commonly prosecuted firearms offences. At the moment, guidance is to be found only in case law,...

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Posted by edelegal | 08 October 2019

The somewhat arcane topic of diplomatic Immunity has hit the news headlines following the tragic death of 19-year-old Harry Dunn, as a result of a road traffic collision.   It...

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Posted by edelegal | 02 October 2019

At the Conservative Party Conference this week, the government indicated that it was to get tough on offenders who commit some of the most serious offences, with automatic release at...

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Posted by edelegal | 01 October 2019

The EU has published a report, ‘Rights in practice: access to a lawyer and procedural rights in criminal and European arrest warrant proceedings’, that details the extent to which fundamental...

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Posted by edelegal | 25 September 2019

Janet Commins was born on 9 June 1960. On 7 January 1976, shortly after 7.00 pm, she left her home in Flint to meet friends at the local swimming baths....

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Posted by edelegal | 24 September 2019

In some instances, it is not convenient for a witness to be present in court to give evidence, generally because they live or work some distance away from the court,...

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