18 June 2020Over the last few months, there have been many temporary changes to road traffic legislation, brought about by the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This article, written by PNLD’s Traffic Law Consultant, Christopher Smith, highlights the main modifications currently made to the legislation.
Legal News & Articles
26 May 2020PNLD Legal Adviser, Helen Hanley, provides an overview of the current Coronavirus legislation, the police’s approach to enforcement, the Government’s 3-step plan and what is to come.
19 May 2020New section 212A of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 is in force from 19th May 2020, providing new alcohol abstinence and monitoring powers.
Legal Article: An Interpretation of the Voyeurism Offences - The Filming of a Partner During Sexual Intercourse Without Consent is a Criminal Offence
25 April 2020The 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.
16 April 2020Provisional data from police forces in England and Wales shows a reduction in crime during Coronavirus outbreak and that the vast majority of the public are following government regulations enacted in response to the crisis.
25 March 2020Front 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.