Category: Criminal Law

BP supervisor acquitted in federal jury trial in New Orleans

BP supervisor acquitted in federal jury trial in New Orleans

DEEPWATER HORIZON DEFENDANT ACQUITTED. Our client Robert Kaluza was found not guilty by a very attentive jury in New Orleans federal court of the last remaining charge against him in connection with the Deepwater...

Is it illegal to denying prisoners the right to legal aid?

Is it illegal to denying prisoners the right to legal aid?

Refusing prisoners in both England and Wales the right to legal aid which would enable them to question the way in which they are held could be illegal according to the Court of Appeal....

VIDEO: Mortons Solicitors – Serious Sexual Offences, with Rachel Shenton (Barrister @ 18 St John Street)

Introduced by Simon E. Morton, Managing Director of Mortons Solicitors. Rachel Shenton is a specialist criminal barrister who almost exclusively defends and prosecutes sexual offences. Her chambers are 18 St John Street Chambers (http://www.18sjs.com)...

Claimants could be out of pocket following the introduction of a new Riot Bill

Claimants could be out of pocket following the introduction of a new Riot Bill

The issues raised as a result of the UK riots which took place in 2011 has resulted in the Home Office publishing a draft bill to deal with them, however, there are concerns raised...

VIDEO: Mortons Solicitors – Criminal & Motoring Solicitors – Gtr Manchester & Cheshire

Simon E. Morton, Managing Director & Solicitor-Advocate of Mortons Solicitors presents an introductory video. Mortons Solicitors are specialist Criminal offences and Road Traffic Offences Solicitors in North West England. From our office in Stockport our...

Criminal Solicitor South London

As this chap from Mackesys Criminal Law reels off the crimes his firm has defended clients for – rape, murder, Class A drug crimes, fraud, etc – you can’t help feeling that each case he’s worked on has left an indelible mark on his overall demeanour.

Confiscation Update: January 2013 – by Miles Herman

Confiscation Update: January 2013 – by Miles Herman

Regina v Fields and others [2013] EWCA Crim 2042; [2013] WLR (D) 440 It was inevitable that, following the ruling in R v Waya [2013] 1 AC 294, the Court of Appeal would face...

Ireland’s Legal Tweeters and Bloggers

Ireland’s Legal Tweeters and Bloggers

The Irish Times ran an interesting article by Fiona Gartland (@FionaGartland) in the Monday 11 November 2013 edition of the paper, under the title The sky’s the limit for legal eagles on Twitter. An insight...

4 Essential Legal Tips to Know Before you Hire a Lawyer

4 Essential Legal Tips to Know Before you Hire a Lawyer

If you are going through the process hiring a solicitor, it is clear to know that you are already going through a stressful time enough without the added stress of finding a solicitor who...

Restraint Orders: The Practicalities – by Miles Herman

Restraint Orders: The Practicalities – by Miles Herman

Practitioners will be aware that, particularly with investigations involving the FCA, Economic Crime and Money Laundering Units, Restraint Orders are often being served on suspects during the early part of an investigation. The benefit...

Computer Misuse: Hacking Sentencing Update – by Miles Herman

Computer Misuse: Hacking Sentencing Update – by Miles Herman

Criminal practitioners and particularly those with an interest and/or expertise in dealing with computer misuse and/or hacking cases should consider carefully the case of R v Martin [2013] EWCA Crim 1420. Mr Martin, having...

7 Things You Should Know Before Hiring a Solicitor

7 Things You Should Know Before Hiring a Solicitor

1. Find a Legitimate Solicitor Solicitors are some of the most highly regulated and monitored group of trained professionals in the UK. In order to stay in practice, they are normally required to register...

Social media means types of crimes are changing

Social media means types of crimes are changing

‘The crimes they are a-changing’ as Bob Dylan might say! Stephen Scully a criminal solicitor with Lanyon Bowdler says: “Over the past few years, largely due to the increase in social media, the types of offences...

Jurisdiction over tax crimes in Ukraine to change in November 2012

Jurisdiction over tax crimes in Ukraine to change in November 2012

The new Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine, which is due to take effect on November 1, 2012, has changed jurisdiction over tax crimes punishable by imprisonment. This was announced by a senior associate of...

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