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Law Update
27 March 2017

(Made under s.88(1)); bring section 67 (sexual communication with a child (Archbold, 2017, § 20-95a)) into force on April 3, 2017. For the Act, see CLW/15/09/6...

Law Update
27 March 2017

Appellant (previous convictions (one for violence)) lived above a fast food establishment where the victim worked; at about 1 a.m., after the complainant had left the premises and got into a car...

Law Update
27 March 2017

Where an offender's dangerous driving causes "serious" injury to one person, thus making him guilty of an offence contrary to section 1A of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (Archbold, 2017, § 32-25), it...

Law Update
20 March 2017

(Made under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (CLW/12/17/3), ss.2(3), 13(4) and (5), 15(5) to (7) and (9), 21(2), and 41(2) and (3)); amend the Criminal Legal Aid...

Law Update
20 March 2017

Whereas section 10 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 (Archbold, 2017, § 28-77) provides that no court "may require a person to disclose, nor is any person guilty of contempt of court for refusing...

Law Update
20 March 2017

In principle, a subsequent private prosecution is capable of co-existing with a previous and extant police caution in respect of the same conduct (Hayter v. L. and another [1998] 1 W.L.R. 854, D.C...

Law Update
15 March 2017

The Sentencing Council for England and Wales has issued a definitive guideline relating to the overarching principles for sentencing those aged under 18 at the date of conviction (Pt 1), and to the...

Law Update
15 March 2017

The Sentencing Council for England and Wales has issued a new guideline, replacing that issued by the Sentencing Guidelines Council (CLW/07/28/29) (Archbold, 2017, Appendix S-8). It applies equally...

Law Update
15 March 2017

Whereas the tortuous language of regulation 32 of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (S.I. 2010 No. 675) (CLW/10/11/45) provided, at the relevant time, that "(1)...

Law Update
6 March 2017

(Royal Assent, February 23, 2017). The long title states that it is an Act to enable "the United Kingdom to implement the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of...

Law Update
6 March 2017

The Secretary of State's policy that Irish "foreign criminals" (within the meaning of s.32 of the UK Borders Act 2007 (CLW/07/40/21)) would only be deported in exceptional circumstances was not...

Law Update
6 March 2017

There is no evidential or legal principle that prevents a case solely dependent on the presence of the defendant's DNA profile on an article left at the scene of a crime being considered by a jury...

Law Update
27 February 2017

Where H (aged 18), C (aged 17), G (aged 18) and X, who fled the jurisdiction before he could be arrested, in a planned attacked, ambushed the victim (aged 18) whilst he was walking home, inflicting...

Law Update
27 February 2017

It is clear from the statutory language and purpose of section 44 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861 ("44. If the justices, upon the hearing of any case of assault or battery upon the...

Law Update
27 February 2017

Whereas, under section 87 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (CLW/09/43/14) (Archbold, 2017, § 8-157), when the prosecution apply for a witness anonymity order, they need only disclose the...