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Posted by edelegal | 18 December 2017| Blog

When the Director of Public Prosecutions writes to a national newspaper and apologises for a prosecution failure in an individual case, you know that something significant went wrong. Before exploring that however, it might be thought a great pity that she chose to write to a newspaper and not the actual person wrongly accused of...

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Posted by edelegal | 13 December 2017| Blog

Newspapers this week reported the following story: ‘The number of people arrested over terrorism-related offences in Britain has risen by 54% to 400 in one of the most intense periods for attacks in recent history. The Home Office said the increase in the year to September was due partly to the 64 arrests made after...

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Posted by edelegal | 11 December 2017| Blog, Uncategorized

As Christmas approaches and we begin to let our hair down a little and enjoy the festivities, some people are enticed into the world of so-called ‘recreational drugs’. There are a great many substances that might properly be categorised as ‘recreational’, popular ones being cannabis and cocaine. First use often occurs at a party, perhaps...

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Posted by edelegal | 06 December 2017| Blog

Extradition is the formal process where one country asks another to return a person to stand trial or to serve a sentence. Under multilateral conventions and bilateral extradition treaties, the UK has extradition relations with over 100 territories around the world. What Is the Process? The requesting State contacts the UK authorities and makes an...

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Posted by edelegal | 04 December 2017| Blog

We talk a lot in this Country about the benefits of a jury trial, how leaving the decision in the hands of 12 people chosen at random, is the fairest way of securing justice, but how does a jury decide? There is a lot that we do not know Ironically, the process of how a...

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Posted by edelegal | 29 November 2017| Blog

‘Follow the money’ is a rather clichéd line from the film ‘All The President’s Men’ which charted the scandal that engulfed President Nixon in the 1970s. But even today, the money trail is very much the first line of investigation in serious fraud cases, and one that is increasingly difficult to follow. Not so long...

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Posted by edelegal | 27 November 2017| Blog

Domestic Violence Protection Notices (DVPNs) are commonly issued by police when attending incidents of alleged domestic violence. Invariably, whatever the rights and wrongs of a situation, and frequently it is quite impossible for this to be correctly judged, the male is the recipient of a DVPN. The effect of the DVPN is to force the...

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Posted by edelegal | 22 November 2017| Blog

New details have emerged about forensic testing deficiencies at two of the country’s leading laboratories. Police are currently investigating the circumstances, and a number of people have been arrested. Randox Testing Services (RTS) and Trimega Laboratories handle samples for some of the most high-profile criminal and family law cases, the accuracy of the tests being...

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Posted by edelegal | 20 November 2017| Blog

As we put Halloween and Bonfire Night behind us, easing into those dark wintry nights, it isn’t long before Christmas is in our sights and party season gets underway. As night follows day, this time also coincides with a national police initiative concerning drink driving, as forces across the country prepare for a spike in...

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Posted by edelegal | 15 November 2017| Blog

In some instances, it is possible to apply to a court and ask that a driving ban is ended early. Therefore, if your circumstances have changed since being disqualified, it is worth discussing with one of our criminal law specialists whether or not you can take advantage of this legal provision. Is legal aid available?...

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