Crime
There’s no life in crime
Thu, 07 Nov 2019 10:27:57 +0000

John Bottomley explains what the criminal legal aid crisis means for junior lawyers

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Legal Aid
Government to review controversial release under investigation
Wed, 06 Nov 2019 13:08:38 +0000

Tens of thousands of suspects are being released under investigation without any time limits or conditions, according to the Law Society, but the government has announced it is to review the rules.

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Crime
Procedures
Police use of AI to predict crimes can “amplify human bias”
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:00:45 +0000

Artificial intelligence (AI) used by UK police to predict crimes may “replicate and in some cases amplify” existing biases, according to new research.

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Crime
£5m increase for rape and sexual abuse victims
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:52:24 +0000

Specialist support services for victims of rape and sexual assault will receive a £5m boost from the government, Justice Minister Wendy Morton MP announced today.

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Crime
Provocation and coercive control: the Challen case
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:40:58 +0000

In the week that Sally Challen told her own story for the first time, Jessica Maguire explores the perception of coercive control in the current justice system

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Crime
Family
Unduly lenient sentence scheme extended
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:05:06 +0000

More victims will be able to challenge prison sentences following an extension of the unduly lenient sentence scheme, announced by the Ministry of Justice today.

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Crime
Sentencing of mothers causing children ‘irreparable harm’, report claims
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:21:46 +0000

The welfare of dependent children should be at the forefront of a judge’s mind when sending mothers to prison, according to a new parliamentary committee report.

Practice Area: 
Crime
Police & Prisons
Family
To botox or not to botox?
Thu, 05 Sep 2019 08:37:58 +0000

Botched cosmetic surgery could lead to criminal convictions for the practitioner not to mention compensation claims

Practice Area: 
Personal injury
Crime
Criminal justice system at 'breaking point'
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:05:29 +0000

The criminal justice system is on the brink of collapse after a decade of underfunding and needs urgent intervention, a Law Society

Practice Area: 
Crime
Legal Aid
Law Society urges government to rectify ‘legal aid deserts’
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 09:49:22 +0000

The Law Society has published figures today revealing that 184 local authorities in the UK have no publicly funded legal advice for housing.

Practice Area: 
Public
Legal Aid
Funding for inquests: giving families a voice
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 11:06:42 +0000

Non means-tested legal aid funding for inquests would encourage safer practices as well as allow families to be represented, argues Alice Stevens

Practice Area: 
Legal Aid
Lie detection tests for convicted domestic abuse offenders is a costly distraction
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:44:58 +0000

Matthew Hardcastle questions the inclusion of polygraph testing in the government’s recent draft domestic abuse bill

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Crime
Procedures
Control-Alt-Delete
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:32:58 +0000

Richard Easton considers the Lammy Review’s proposals to reform the criminal records regime and prevent further discrimination against BAME and juvenile ex-offenders

Practice Area: 
Crime
The consequences of failing to prevent tax evasion by corporates
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:53:35 +0000

Christopher Gribbin and Holly Buick discuss the new offences created by the Criminal Finances Act, a report into widespread issues with disclosure, and the recently introduced money laundering regulations

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White collar crime
Bach Commission proposes Right to Justice Act
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:20:36 +0000

Scrap Legal Aid Agency and replace it with an independent body, report recommends

Practice Area: 
Legal Aid

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