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Blog: Crime

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The New Domestic Abuse Bill

On 29th April 2021, the Domestic Abuse Bill passed both Houses of Parliament meaning that the Domestic Abuse Act will soon come into force. There is now a statutory…

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Furlough Fraud

What is furlough? The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, also known as the furlough scheme, allows employers who cannot maintain their workforce (because operations have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic)…

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Crime, Court and COVID part 2

Police Station Representation The police are conducting interviews in the police station with both people under arrest and people who have been asked to come as…

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New COVID-19 regulations

New COVID-19 regulations: What are they and what will happen if I breach them? *This information is correct at the time of publishing, it is subject to frequent…

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Custody Time Limits

There has recently been developments within criminal law surrounding Custody Time Limits. This blog aims to outline the changes, and explain how they are developing and what this could…

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Newcastle Crown Court during COVID-19

Process for bail defendants attending sentence hearings at Newcastle Crown Court during Covid-19 As from Monday 11th May 2020, defendants who are on bail will be required to attend Newcastle…

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Crime, Court and COVID!

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM UPDATE May 2020 Police Stations Evidence from the Duty Solicitor Call Centre, through whom all requests for representation in the police station must go, shows that arrests are…

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