Certain past minor cautions and convictions should remain part of a protected private life and do not have to be disclosed in Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) checks, the Supreme Court has ruled today (18 June 2014).
Mr Leon Humphreys recently appeared before Bury St Edmunds Magistrates Court and asked just that, could he have his guilt determined by trial by combat?
The region’s three big football clubs namely Newcastle United, Sunderland AFC and Middlesbrough, have joined forces with Road Safety GB North East in urging people to stay safe during the tournament in Brazil when they watch the games over a few drinks and to warn of the consequences of drink driving and the possibility of still being over the legal limit the morning after the night before.
As otherwise reported upon elsewhere on this site, from 1 April 2013 the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) overhauled the framework for legal aid provision in England and Wales.
Section 42 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 provides for disqualified drivers, under certain circumstances, to make an application to the court to consider an application for the early removal of a disqualification.
In line with the recent proposal to increase the fines imposed by courts for offences, the number of drivers summoned to court for speeding increased by 10% in 2012 – meaning more drivers are committing the most serious speeding offences resulting in an appearance at court. This has lead to many to question whether the increase is designed to simply generate more money from the unsuspecting speeding driver.
The Home Office following a successful 14-month pilot in four other police force areas has now introduced a national scheme allowing police forces across England and Wales to disclose to individuals details of their partners’ abusive pasts.
Legal services orders came into effect from 1 April 2013 but despite this significant development few legal services orders have been made.
p>Nationally, between April and December 2013 57% of parties involved in private law proceedings were unrepresented. By that, it refers to the number of individuals who decide to represent themselves without the benefit of a barrister, solicitor or other qualified legal representative in a case concerning a child or children upon such matters such as contact, residence and related matters.
From early June to mid July 2014 the Home office are running a poster and online advertising campaign to communicate the consequences of domestic violence to men aged 18 to 35.
Posters will be displayed in male toilets in England and online adverts will be shown around football content during the World Cup 2014 competition.