25 September 2020PNLD Legal Adviser, Shelley Gregory, provides an overview of the advice received by PNLD from external sources, regarding police powers to obtain biometrics from a suspect arrested for an excess offence that is still under investigation.
Legal News & Articles
25 September 2020Domestic Abuse has prevalently featured in the news in recent months, with reports of a significant rise in cases as a consequence of the current Coronavirus pandemic. PNLD legal adviser Danielle Johnson provides a brief overview of the current measures available, as well as the possible changes to expect from the Domestic Abuse Bill.
25 August 2020PNLD Legal Adviser, Ian Bridges, provides an overview of the case law in relation to dishonesty, in particular the recent case of R v Barton and another 2020, which confirmed the overruling of the dishonesty test in R v Ghosh 1982.
13 August 2020Further sections of the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 are in force from 13 August 2020. Three new and revised codes of practice also come in force, regarding national security functions carried out at UK ports and the Northern Ireland border.
25 July 2020PNLD Legal Adviser, Zoe McDonald, provides an overview of Lucy's Law and addresses what have been perceived as loopholes in the legislation in terms of jurisdiction, as well as looking at the confusion regarding what provisions apply to licence holders as opposed to those who are occasional breeders.
18 June 2020Over the last few months, there have been many temporary changes to road traffic legislation, brought about by the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This article, written by PNLD’s Traffic Law Consultant, Christopher Smith, highlights the main modifications currently made to the legislation.