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Legal Q&A

Seizing SORN vehicle. 

 Was it lawful to seize the untaxed vehicle parked on private land in these circumstances?

Case Law

Ruling regarding the quashing of dishonesty offences despite a guilty plea.

 In the case of Ambrose v Post Office Ltd. 2021, 12 convictions for various dishonesty offences were quashed after it found the prosecutions were unfair and convictions unsafe, despite guilty pleas.

Legal Article

Human Rights and Obstruction of the Highway

Tens of thousands of people have experienced disruption to their daily lives as a result of activists engaging in protests on the highways. 

In this article, PNLD Legal Adviser, Shelley Gregory, aims to identify the relevant legislation and highlight the legal action that is being taken in such a situation. 

Welcome to our new look database!

We are delighted to introduce our new look database. Development has been focused to enhance user experience not only with aesthetics, but with the functionality to support it. There are many new features including an innovative search and the ability to pin content for quick access.

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