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Drink driving ads & campaigns

In the last 50 years, drinking and driving commercials have undergone a drastic change. Initially advertisements were gory images unlike modern day drink-driving ads. The UK saw its first drink driving ad on 7th November 1964 which now seems to more »

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Is female drink driving on the rise?

Two interesting articles in the Guardian raise the issue of an increase in the number of women involved in drink driving, based on new statistics. Road safety campaigners are targeting female motorists this Christmas. According to an AA study it more »

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Decriminalisation of tv licence fee ?

Leading criminal law barrister, David Perry QC  has been appointed by the Government to lead the review of whether non-payment of the BBC licence fee should be decriminalised. Appointed by the Culture Secretary Sajid Javid, Perry was worked in various 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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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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