20 December 2019The 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.
Legal News & Articles
05 December 2019The 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.
25 November 2019‘Special warnings – Are they still being used?’ is a question that was posed at our Criminal Law Conference in October. Helen Hanley, Legal Adviser at PNLD discusses the impact of the voluntary attendance procedure on the use of special warnings.
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.
05 November 2019UK 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).
25 October 2019PNLD 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.