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Top Oxford Crown Court judge speaks out as criminal cases delayed

Crown Court judges are instrumental in delivering justice. A robust but fair judiciary are the cornerstone of the criminal justice system of any civilised society. The efficient and quick disposal of cases is central. Recent delays in the disposal and more »

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Taxi Licensing News 20 August 2014

Illegal taxi driving practices continue in Bristol In a recent report about Bristol’s rising taxi driving menace, the taxi drivers from Bristol have voiced their concerns of how outsider taxi drivers are damaging their reputation by claiming high fares and more »

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Social Media Crimes are covered by existing criminal laws: Lords

Are new criminal laws needed to combat “social media crimes”?. According to a report by the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications, it has been concluded that ‘the current laws are satisfactory enough to deal with social media crimes more »

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The bar 2020: Divide and rule

The Paradox of Criminal Barristers and the Commercial Bar; Trend suggests the Bar to splinter into three According to a report in The Lawyer, the barrister profession may be heading for a three-way split. With pressure from legal aid cuts more »

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Families continue to suffer from the legal aid cuts

Strong concerns are being raised that the family courts system is at a ‘breaking point’ owing to the delays now caused in proceedings due to unrepresented parties. The concern was quoted by the family lawyers body Resolution. With a fear more »

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Many still drink drinking, reports Cambridgeshire Police

Cambridgeshire police recently reviewed new statistics showing a significant number of individuals are still drink driving out on the roads, risking their lives regardless of the several forewarnings from the police. The statistics of the campaign ‘THINK!’ showed that the more »

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Guy Pelley, a close friend of the Duke of Cambridge guilty of drink driving

In another high-profile drink driving case, Guy Pelley, a close friend of the Duke of Cambridge has been convicted for drink driving. A driving ban was imposed after being charged for the same offence for the third time. The police more »

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NSPCC advocates child abuse reporting failures as a criminal offence

The NSPCC’s chief executive Peter Wanless is leading a review of how the Home Office has allegedly handled the historical allegations of child abuse by non-reporting and not acting on the allegations.  The leading child rights protection organisation NSPC Campaigns more »

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Palestinian President alleges attacks are ‘genocide’

Urging international support for halting attacks on Palestinian, President Mahmoud Abbas has indicated that the Palestinian state may join the International Criminal Court. With strong criticism from the UN that Israel could possibly be acting in violation of international law, more »

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Switzerland’s new stringent anti corruption sports law

Described as the most favored country for international sports organizations, Switzerland, which already the home of the IOC or International Olympic Committee is now changing turf on sports laws. The proposal to enact stricter laws for combating the rise in more »

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