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.

Man jailed for rapes committed by another overseas

06 September 2017

A man has been successfully prosecuted for rapes of several children by proving that he was as guilty in instigating the overseas offending as he would have been committing the crime itself.

First contested case concerning nitrous oxide as a legal high collapses

31 August 2017

The CPS is reviewing two cases after it was held that 'laughing gas' was exempt from the Psychoactive Substances Act. The Home Office says it will continue to prosecute those who sell nitrous oxide. However, questions have been raised as to whether the new law will need to be amended.

Online hate crime revised guidance for prosecutors

22 August 2017

CPS has revised its guidance for prosecutors in relation to online hate crime, to include offences against bisexual people for the first time. The DPP said the impact of tweeting abuse can be as "equally devastating" as shouting it and that online abuse can fuel "dangerous hostility".