Category: Criminal Law

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Nursing Home Abuse Victims – Lawyer Discusses Inquiry

Nursing Home Abuse Victims – Lawyer Discusses Inquiry

Paula Bridge – Personal Injury Consultant The Daily Telegraph reported yesterday that “a year-long inquiry into standards of care for the elderly at home has uncovered “appalling” evidence of pensioners being deprived of food...