Legal News

MPs told of school rape and sexual harassment

03 November 2017

Following a report published last year which suggested sexual harassment among pupils had become "normalised", a debate in Parliament was held upon this issue where MPs heard how children as young as six suffer sexual violence in school. The Government say it will issue more guidance to schools on dealing with sexual harassment.

Criminal Finance Act 2017 – Changes to POCA and TACT

31 October 2017

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (Commencement No.2 and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/991) are now in force, as of 31st October 2017. These Regulations bring in force sections of the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (the Act) that amend the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) and the Terrorism Act 2000 (TACT).

Terrorism Watchdog warns on new terror laws

25 October 2017

The Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation Max Hill QC, has warned Ministers against plans that "criminalise thought". In response to the government's announcement to increase jail terms for viewing terror content online, Mr Hill He stated that "thought without action" was not terrorism and it would be "quite wrong" to create new laws which treat it as such.