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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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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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Stop drink drivers through a text scheme will it work?

As part of their summer drink driving campaign, the Lincolnshire Police have started a new service where the public are being asked to report their friends and relatives for drink driving. The force has launched a text service for people more »

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Magistrates court fines Increase as much as four times

Fines in the magistrates court to increase as much as four times. Guidance for criminal barristers and solicitors. New proposals introduced by the government are set to increase magistrates court fines. Existing fines on the level 1 to level 4 more »

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Court of Appeal clears challenge by Criminal Barristers to the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates

The Court of Appeal in London has allowed criminal barristers represented by the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) to continue its challenge to the controversial Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) and suggested it calls on the entire bar to help more »

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