Criminal Law

Tougher Sentences For Banned Drivers

Tougher Sentences For Banned Drivers

The current law on repossessions is particularly vague with individuals not being provided with an appropriate legal basis to adequately prepare their case, should the circumstance ever arise. Many do not have a basic understanding of their legal rights in this area and this can often lead to finance companies and other high street lenders repossessing vehicles without following the prescribed steps.

FGM – First Suspects To Be Charged Appear At Court

FGM – First Suspects To Be Charged Appear At Court

Carrying out female genital mutilation has been a criminal offence in the UK since 1985, but until now there has been no prosecution. FGM has recently been put under the spotlight as activists stepped up their campaign against it, while education secretary Michael Gove wrote to all head teachers including guidance on FGM after a petition called for education to be put at the forefront of tackling the practice.

Jury Service – What To Expect

Jury Service – What To Expect

It all begins with a jury summons popping through your letterbox. It is most certainly interesting and exciting to be a part of and isn’t something everybody get’s the chance to do! Don’t think of jury service as a chore, think of the whole process as a vitally important life experience!

Is Drinking Whilst Pregnant A Crime

Is Drinking Whilst Pregnant A Crime?

There has been a recent Court case between a local authority and a woman who had a baby with foetal alcohol syndrome. The local authority which cares for the child, who is now six years old, is claiming against the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (claims for blameless victims of violence crimes).

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