02 May 2019The Home Office has held a public consultation and says there is overwhelming support for plans to introduce a new legal test for police drivers facing proceedings.
Legal News & Articles
26 April 2019Legal Article: Knife crime is on the rise and news broadcasters report almost daily of incidents of knife crime, PNLD Legal Adviser, Helen Hanley, looks at some of the suggested reasons for this increase, current legislation and police powers.
23 April 2019The Government have carried out a review of the provision of forensic science to the criminal justice system in England and Wales and have now published the results, together with an implementation plan.
15 April 2019The Home Office has published a child exploitation disruption toolkit, aimed primarily at frontline staff working to safeguard children and young people under the age of 18 from sexual and criminal exploitation.
Proposed online safety laws aim to protect users and prevent dissemination of child abuse / terrorism content online
08 April 2019The Government has published its Online Harms White Paper, which provides new measures to make the internet a safer place, including a mandatory duty of care on companies to take reasonable steps to keep their users safe and tackle illegal and harmful activity on their services, and further stringent requirements to ensure child abuse and terrorist content is not disseminated online.
31 March 2019Police in England and Wales are being given greater stop and search powers to tackle rising knife crime. Under new rules, inspectors will be able to authorise the use of section 60 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.