Legal News & Articles

Stalking Protection Act 2019

20 January 2020

The Stalking Protection Act 2019 permits stalking protection orders to be made on both adults and juveniles. Whilst the Act aims to deal with cases of stalking that have occurred outside of a domestic abuse context such as stranger stalking, the orders can actually be applied to any case of stalking.

Cameras to broadcast from the Crown Court for first time

16 January 2020

The Crown Court (Recording and Broadcasting) Order 2020 will allow cameras to broadcast the sentencing remarks of High Court and Senior Circuit judges in some of the most high-profile courts across the country, including the Old Bailey.

Legal Article: The impact of Jogee on secondary liability

25 December 2019

Legal Adviser Zoe McDonald looks at the development in caselaw on the issue of secondary liability since the landmark case of R v Jogee in 2016. She comments in particular, on the grounds required to be established when applying for leave to appeal and which cases have been successful or not as a result.

Taser use by police in England and Wales reaches record high

20 December 2019

The use of Taser stun guns by police and England and Wales reached a record high last year, Home Office figures show. They were deployed in 23,000 incidents in the 12 months to the end of March - up by more than a third on the previous year and double the 2016 total.

Counter Terrorism Policing security advice

05 December 2019

The National Counter Terrorism Security Office have issued a reminder of their most important festive, and event security advice. This reminder outlines steps you can take to support the police, protect your business, staff and customers, and make the UK safer for everyone.

Legal Article: ‘Special warnings – Are they still being used?’

25 November 2019

‘Special warnings – Are they still being used?’ is a question that was posed at our Criminal Law Conference in October. Helen Hanley, Legal Adviser at PNLD discusses the impact of the voluntary attendance procedure on the use of special warnings.