Legal News

Review of law relating to acid attacks announced

17 July 2017

The Home Secretary has announced that there will be a review of the law and powers in relation to dealing with acid attacks. The review will look at the Poison's Act 1972 to see if more corrosive substances can be covered but will also look at judge's sentencing powers, retailer restrictions on sales and police guidance.

Teenagers talk about dangers of sexting

17 July 2017

There have been more than 4,000 cases reported to police since 2013 where children have taken explicit pictures of themselves and sent them to others. Around 400 children have been spoken by police including a boy a young as 5.

The Queen's Speech

22 June 2017

Forthcoming legislation announced in the Queen's Speech include a Draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill, Immigration Bill, International Sanctions Bill, Civil Liability Bill and Courts Bill.