Criminal Law Updates

  • 13 February 2017

    (Made under s.67(5)); brings into force, on February 23, 2017, revised Codes of Practice C (detention, treatment and questioning of persons by police officers (Archbold, 2017, Appendix A-39 et seq...

  • 13 February 2017

    (i) Whereas there is no provision in the Criminal Justice Act 1988 requiring notice of an application for leave to refer a sentence as being unduly lenient under section 36 (Archbold, 2017...

  • 13 February 2017

    In a case where the conduct of trial counsel is open to criticism, the focus on an appeal against conviction will be on the safety of the conviction (R. v. Day [2003] 6 Archbold News 1, C.A...

  • 6 February 2017

    (Royal Assent, January 31, 2017). The long title declares it to be an Act to provide for collaboration between the emergency services; for the handling of police complaints and other matters...

  • 6 February 2017

    Whereas section 1(1) (Archbold, 2017, ยง 19-339) of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (CLW/97/12/6) provides that "(1) A person must not pursue a course of conduct - (a) which amounts to...

  • 6 February 2017

    The third set of amendments to the Criminal Practice Directions 2015, unreported, September 29, 2015, Lord Thomas C.J. (CLW/15/35/2), has been issued and came into force on January 31, 2017. In...

  • 30 January 2017

    The Sentencing Council for England and Wales has issued new sentencing guidelines for magistrates' courts, which revise, in relation to certain summary offences (post), the Sentencing Guidelines...

  • 30 January 2017

    (i) A criminal offence can be committed under section 92(1)(b) or (c) of the Trade Marks Act 1994 ("(1) A person commits an offence who with a view to gain for himself or another, or with intent to...

  • 30 January 2017

    (i) The decision in R. v. Jogee; Ruddock v. The Queen [2016] 2 W.L.R. 681, S.C. (CLW/16/07/7), should not be adopted in Hong Kong, and accordingly, the joint criminal enterprise doctrine based on...

  • 23 January 2017

    In the context of a dispute as to whether the Secretary of State's discretion to release a prisoner serving a whole-life term (imposed under Sched. 21 (s.269) (or Sched. 22 (s.276) in transitional...