Legal News & Articles

Taser use by police in England and Wales reaches record high

20 December 2019

The use of Taser stun guns by police and England and Wales reached a record high last year, Home Office figures show. They were deployed in 23,000 incidents in the 12 months to the end of March - up by more than a third on the previous year and double the 2016 total.

Counter Terrorism Policing security advice

05 December 2019

The National Counter Terrorism Security Office have issued a reminder of their most important festive, and event security advice. This reminder outlines steps you can take to support the police, protect your business, staff and customers, and make the UK safer for everyone.

Third generation synthetic cannabinoids update

18 November 2019

'Third generation' synthetic cannabinoids were originally controlled through a generic definition in December 2016, following advice from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD). Due to the broad nature of the generic definition some compounds were unintentionally captured under this definition, inadvertently subjecting them to strict controls.

UK drone pilots have 25 days to register with regulator

05 November 2019

UK drone pilots have until the end of November to register their details with the Civil Aviation Authority. The mandatory requirement to register covers owners of drones or model aircraft weighing more than 250g (8.8oz).

Legal Article: Arrests on warrants and for offences

25 October 2019

PNLD regularly receives queries in relation to a person’s arrest, both on a warrant and for an offence, often asking what options are available and how the custody clock is affected. Nicola Robinson, Legal Adviser at PNLD, has outlined some of the possible scenarios, below.