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Access to Justice for Vulnerable People – The Advocate’s Gateway Second International Conference

The Advocate’s Gateway Second International Conference Date: 2 and 3 June 2017 Venue: The Law Society, Chancery Lane, London. Organizers: The Advocate’s Gateway and funded by The Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) Topic: Access to Justice for Vulnerable more »

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Criminal Law News – Weekly Round Up 11th May 2017

  Our Weekly round up of developments in Criminal law and cases in the UK and abroad. Denied legal aid widow of renowned academic resorts to Crowd funding for Inquest.  The widow of an acclaimed researcher and senior lecturer who more »

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English-Polish Criminal & Family Law Seminar – Bar Council of England and Wales

The Bar Council of England and Wales, the Polish Bar Foundation and the Warsaw Bar will jointly host a family and criminal law seminar in Warsaw, Poland on 15 May 2017. The event is being organised at a time of more »

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2015 Barristers appointed Queen’s Counsel List

Congratulations to those barristers at the pinnacle of their careers who have been appointed Queen’s Counsel (taken Silk). The full list can also be accessed on PDF https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/395018/list-of-applicants-2014-15.pdf The List of Queen’s Counsel appointed January 2015 (In order of seniority) more »

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New measures to curb motoring insurance fraud

The Daily Mail reports that according to the data released by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), about 16 per cent of the total 35 million motorists in the UK do not disclose their driving record accurately. The fear more »

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Device that alerts motorists of nearby police under scrutiny

The Daily Telegraph reports that the “Target Blu Eye” gadget which alerts drivers of nearby police cars is under scrutiny for fear the device being exploited by speeding motorists, drivers committing motoring offences, drink driving and criminals. At a cost more »

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DVLA earns from giving out motorists’ details

In the past four and a half years the DVLA has earned about £22 million pounds by selling private details of drivers to parking enforcement firms. The details include the name and address of the motorists along with their vehicle more »

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New drink drive limit kicks in scotland

With new drink driving limits in Scotland being lowered from 80mg to 50 mg per 100 ml of blood, drivers would have to wait a few hours longer to stay below the new prescribed limit. Dr Hazel Torrance, from the more »

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Speech analysing software to prevent drink driving?

According to an article in the Daily Mail, German researchers have created a library with speech patterns that will help predict whether a motorist is drunk and over the prescribed limit not by listening for vocal cues. According to research, more »

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New limits for drink-driving in scotland?

Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill’s plan to reduce the alcohol limit from 80mg to 50mg in every 100ml of blood has been backed by MSPs on Holyrood’s Justice Committee. More than 3000 people have been arrested for drinking and driving more »

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