06 December 2017The European Court of Justice ruled on the 21st December 2016 that surveillance powers that had been used by the police were illegal. The Government have responded to this ruling and are now proposing to make changes to the UK's communications data retention and acquisition regime to comply with the judgment. A consultation on these changes has commenced.
04 December 2017From Monday 4th December 2017 there will be four changes to driving tests conducted in England, Scotland and Wales. The changes are designed to ensure that new drivers have the skills they need in order to drive safely in modern day driving conditions. Initially, the changes described below will only apply to car driving tests.
30 November 2017New drone bill will enforce registration for owners of drones weighing over 250g and introduce safety awareness courses for all users when published in 2018.
23 November 2017Ten thousand criminal cases in England and Wales are being reviewed after it emerged that data at a forensic laboratory in Manchester may have been manipulated, causing the biggest recall of samples in British criminal justice history.
15 November 2017For the first time, Counter Terrorism Police have launched an information campaign aimed at school children advising them "do not waste time taking photos if you are caught up in a terror attack" and to "run, hide, tell".
06 November 2017In the case of R v Chapman 2017, it was held that possession of nitrous oxide with intent to supply for recreational purposes was an offence under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016; it was only an exempted substance for medicinal purposes.