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Rape Review

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The Government’s End to End Review of the Criminal Justice System Response began in 2019. The purpose was to look at evidence across the system, from reporting rape to the...
A new draft sentencing guideline for the offence of importing prohibited or restricted firearms has been published for consultation. There are no current guidelines in respect of these offences, although...

Detention of Seized Cash

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HMRC seized £35,000 cash in plastic carrier bags from a Mr Mann as it was suspected he was fraudulently evading excise duty. Boxes of vodka worth around £220,000 had also been found...

Corporate Criminal Liability

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The Law Commission is seeking views on corporate criminal liability. The Commission is an independent statutory body that keeps the law in England and Wales under review. The Commission recommends...

Child sexual offences

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Draft revised sentencing guidelines have been produced to reflect recent Court of Appeal judgments. The guidelines clarify sentencing guidance for cases where no sexual activity occurs or where the targeted...
A recent Court of Appeal case has ruled on the appropriateness of protective orders when a life sentence is in place. In GD’s case, the Court imposed a Sexual Harm...
More than 85,000 fixed penalty notices (FPNs) have been issued for breaches of the Covid restrictions in England since March 2020. What is a fixed penalty notice? An FPN allows...

Deletion of police records

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In 2006 the Association of Chief Police Officers, known as ACPO, founded a Criminal Records Office, now known as ACRO. The intention was for ACRO to organise the management of...

Non-disclosure and prejudice

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The Criminal Cases Review Commission referred several cases to the Court of Appeal, which involved allegations of public order related to trade union activity. They included the case of the...

EncroChat

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A vast number of cases are awaiting a criminal trial that will rely, to a greater or lesser extent, on the admissibility of communications made via the supposedly highly encrypted...
The licensing of air weapons is different across the UK: In England and Wales there is no need to acquire a licence to hold an air weapon. In Scotland air...
Sports professionals face ever-increasing scrutiny, from the public, the media, and from their UK and international regulatory bodies. These organisations variously have the power to instigate inquiries and disciplinaries which...
2017 update to Drug Driving Laws Makes It Easier for Police To Prosecute. The UK drug driving laws include a range of legal limits spanning seventeen controlled drugs, some illegal,...

Speeding offences – the UK law

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The offence of speeding in the UK is a matrix of speed limits, offences, detection methods, tolerances, mitigation (or, conversely, aggravating factors) and of course, penalties, which increased in severity...
Given the current climate, in the interests of the health and safety of our clients and our staff, we will not be holding any appointments in the office for the...
While the motor industry gear up for the inevitable shift towards a world of electric vehicles, powered roads and who knows what other tech wizardry, the reality for most drivers...

Christmas Opening Hours

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The Nelson Guest offices close at 5pm on Friday 20th December 2019 and re-open on Jan 6th 2020. However, for police station matters our lines are open 24 hours throughout...

UK motoring laws for new drivers

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Newly qualified drivers (those who have passed their test within two years) are already subject to more stringent penalty point laws than other drivers, with just six points leading to...
If you have had your driving licence revoked on medical grounds there are certain circumstances in which appealing the DVLA’s decision can mean a return to life behind the wheel....
We always appreciate feedback! Here’s a lovely message from a recent client: “This time last year I found myself in a situation which initially seemed quite harmless and so I...
The penalties for drink-driving related offences can include a driving ban, unlimited fine and a prison sentence ranging from 3 months, for being in charge of a vehicle while above...
New UK motoring laws in place, or imminent, in 2019 include changes to MOTs, diesel tax, motorway driving and overtaking cyclists. Here NGP London Driving Lawyers bring you some of...
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