Legal News & Articles

The Dishonesty Test

25 August 2020

PNLD 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.

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 and Codes of Practice

13 August 2020

Further 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 Article: Lucy’s Law

25 July 2020

PNLD 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.

Legal Article: An Interpretation of the Voyeurism Offences - The Filming of a Partner During Sexual Intercourse Without Consent is a Criminal Offence

25 April 2020

The 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.