Legal News & Articles

'Landmark' overhaul for domestic abuse laws

22 January 2019

Domestic abuse victims in England and Wales will receive a wide range of measures to protect them as part of "landmark" legislation. New laws will for the first time create a legal definition of domestic abuse, to include economic abuse and control.

Legal Article: The Modern Slavery Act 2015 - Revisited

14 January 2019

Legal Article: Whilst an increasing number of potential victims of slavery are being identified and supported, the number of convictions and the use of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 within the judicial system remains relatively low, due to their often protracted and complex nature.

Policing Minister chairs new taskforce to tackle vehicle theft

16 January 2019

The Policing Minister, Nick Hurd, has chaired a new taskforce to tackle vehicle theft. The taskforce's work includes improving vehicle security standards across the industry, ensuring robust measures are in place to prevent criminals exploiting the motor salvage process, and reviewing whether further measures are required to stop devices that may be used to commit vehicle theft falling into criminals' hands.

Police handed new anti-drone powers after Gatwick disruption

08 January 2019

Gatwick was repeatedly forced to close between the 19th and 21st December due to reported drone sightings, affecting about 1,000 flights. In response, the Government has announced a package of measures which include plans to give police the power to land, seize and search drones.

Legal Article: Assaults on Emergency Workers (Protection) Act 2018

20 December 2018

Legal Article: In the last few years, assaults on emergency workers has increased dramatically, this is not just restricted to police officers, prison officers, but also NHS staff, firefighters and others being attacked whilst attending incidents or dealing with their normal work functions.