Legal News & Articles

Changes to the Police Complaints System

01 February 2020

SI 2020/5 Policing and Crime Act 2017 (Commencement No 10 and Transitional Savings) Regulations 2020 brought specified provisions of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 into force on the 1st February 2020.

Legal Article: Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses Act 2019

25 January 2020

The Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses Act 2019 (the Act) came in to force on 20 January 2020 and has brought England in line with a long and increasing list of countries that have already banned the practice. PNLD Legal Adviser Ian Bridges outlines the Act in our latest article.

Stalking Protection Act 2019

20 January 2020

The Stalking Protection Act 2019 permits stalking protection orders to be made on both adults and juveniles. Whilst the Act aims to deal with cases of stalking that have occurred outside of a domestic abuse context such as stranger stalking, the orders can actually be applied to any case of stalking.

Cameras to broadcast from the Crown Court for first time

16 January 2020

The Crown Court (Recording and Broadcasting) Order 2020 will allow cameras to broadcast the sentencing remarks of High Court and Senior Circuit judges in some of the most high-profile courts across the country, including the Old Bailey.

Legal Article: The impact of Jogee on secondary liability

25 December 2019

Legal Adviser Zoe McDonald looks at the development in caselaw on the issue of secondary liability since the landmark case of R v Jogee in 2016. She comments in particular, on the grounds required to be established when applying for leave to appeal and which cases have been successful or not as a result.