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Law Update
21 August 2017

Where a person who is subject to a disqualification order, made following his conviction (Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986, s.2 (Archbold, 2017, § 5-1130)) of serious criminal offences...

Law Update
21 August 2017

Where a person uses a debit card to withdraw cash from an automatic telling machine at a time when he knows that he has no funds in his account and no overdraft agreement to cover the amount...

Law Update
21 August 2017

A magistrates' court has the power to revisit a decision to vacate a trial (made, here, the day before the date fixed for trial, by a legal team manager acting under delegated authority) if the...

Law Update
14 August 2017

Whereas section 298 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (CLW/02/32/5) provides that "(1) While cash is detained under section 295..., an application for the forfeiture of the whole or any part of it...

Law Update
14 August 2017

Whereas article 142 of the Air Navigation Order 2009 (S.I. 2009 No. 3015) (CLW/09/43/21) provides that "142. A person must not while in an aircraft... (c) intentionally interfere with the...

Law Update
14 August 2017

Where the appellant, a Zimbabwean national who had entered the United Kingdom in 2007 from Zimbabwe via South Africa and immediately claimed asylum (which was subsequently granted), pleaded guilty...

Law Update
7 August 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...

Law Update
7 August 2017

Section 3(1) (Archbold, 2017, § 19-39) of the Criminal Law Act 1967 ("(1) A person may use such force as is reasonable in the circumstances in the prevention of crime, or in effecting or assisting...

Law Update
7 August 2017

Whereas section 5 (Archbold, 2017, § 19-163) of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 (CLW/04/43/21) creates the offence of causing or allowing a child or vulnerable adult to die or...

Law Update
31 July 2017

On searching the appellant's (23/ "an unattractive offending record including aggravated vehicle-taking and possession of Class A and B drugs") premises in relation to another incident, the police...

Law Update
31 July 2017

(i) The Sentencing Council's guideline (CLW/12/04/12) (Archbold, 2017, Appendix S-18 .9 et seq.) is clear that "harm", in a case of supply of controlled drugs, is to be assessed by reference to the...

Law Update
31 July 2017

the fifth set of amendments to the Criminal Practice Directions 2015, unreported, September 29, 2015, Lord Thomas C.J. ([2015] EWCA Crim. 1567) (CLW/15/35/2), has been issued and comes into force...

Law Update
24 July 2017

(Made under the Courts Act 2003 (CLW/03/44/22), s.69); amend the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015 (S.I. 2015 No. 1490) (CLW/15/28/20). In Part 3 (case management), rule 3.13 (pre-trial hearings...

Law Update
24 July 2017

Prohibition on discrimination (Art. 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights (Archbold, 2017, § 16-177)); whereas, under Russian law, women, offenders below the age of 18, and offenders aged...

Law Update
24 July 2017

The law does not debar someone suffering from schizophrenia from relying on the partial defence of diminished responsibility where voluntary intoxication has triggered the psychotic state, but he...