Legal News

New powers to crack down on shining lasers at vehicles

13 June 2018

Currently, it is an offence to shine lasers at pilots. Offenders can be prosecuted and issued with a fine in the sum of up to £2,500. However the police don't have powers to effectively tackle and investigate the inappropriate use of laser devices against aircraft, trains, buses and other forms of transport. From the 10th July, this will change

Law on search warrants to be overhauled

05 June 2018

Having identified a number of problems with the law relating to search warrants, the Law Commission have launched a public consultation on reforming this. The consultation runs from 5 June 2018 until 5 September 2018.

A relaxation of licensing hours for the Royal Wedding

16 May 2018

The government has decided to proceed with the Licensing Act 2003 (Royal Wedding Licensing Hours) Order 2018 to relax licensing hours on 19 May 2018, to mark the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Modern slavery widespread across sectors of economy

10 May 2018

Exploitation and abuse of workers is widespread across the UK economy, according to a new report, which finds that 17 sectors are high-risk for mistreatment ranging from wages theft to slavery.