Legal News

Government review of law to tackle dangerous cycling

22 September 2017

A government review is being launched into whether a new law is needed to tackle dangerous cycling following a case where the Victorian offence of "wanton or furious driving" was the only available offence after a man was cleared of manslaughter.

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.

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).