Legal News & Articles

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.

Legal Article: Use of Force in Relation to Mental ill Health and Capacity

25 March 2020

Front 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.