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.
Legal News & Articles
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.
26 May 2020PNLD Legal Adviser, Helen Hanley, provides an overview of the current Coronavirus legislation, the police’s approach to enforcement, the Government’s 3-step plan and what is to come.
Legal Article: An Interpretation of the Voyeurism Offences - The Filming of a Partner During Sexual Intercourse Without Consent is a Criminal Offence
25 April 2020The recent case of R v Richards 2020, which was heard at the Criminal Division of the Court of Appeal on 28 January 2020, saw the court interpret a ‘private act’ for the offence of voyeurism, and in particular with regards to the use of recording equipment. Legal Adviser, Shelley Gregory, takes a look at the case and the relevant legislation.
25 March 2020Front line officers regularly come into contact with persons suffering from mental health problems. In such circumstances, officers have an obligation to assess whether a particular individual poses a threat to themselves or the public, and where appropriate, take intervening action to rectify any threat. Often, this results in officers using physical intervention tactics, equating to use of force.