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Will Coronavirus Be a 'Get out of Jail' Card?

Before a prosecution is commenced, the Crown Prosecution Service must apply two distinct tests. The first is whether there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction; If not, the case does not proceed further. If there is sufficient...

Expert Evidence

Expert evidence is used to provide information to the court, which is likely to be outside of the knowledge of the magistrates, judge or jury. Opinion evidence can be given if the expert is qualified to provide such an opinion. Duty of an expert witness ...

Entry Visa for Medical Visitor

Obtaining a medical visa for an elderly migrant can be difficult. Without thorough representations it can seem as if the person may wish to stay in the UK after the medical facilities, and never return home. Our client needed to visit the UK...

Unlawful advertising - prosecution avoided

Are you having trouble marketing your business? From A-boards to shop-fronts and Hoardings, failing to comply with Planning Laws on advertising could end in a prosecution and a criminal record. It is best to have a dialogue with the local authority but...

Born outside the UK to Unmarried Parents

If you wish to apply for British citizenship, were born between the period of January 1983 and June 2006, to at least one British parent and your parents are not married, your potential route to British citizenship will differ to the normal application...

Criminal Law in 2020 - What Can We Expect

In legislative terms 2019 was a pretty quiet year with parliament being so heavily occupied with Brexit, there was little time for anything else. 2020 promises to be somewhat different, the government has a substantial parliamentary majority, and being...

Divided Loyalty Can Exact a High Price

A strange case at the Old Bailey resulted in a Metropolitan Police Officer, Robyn Williams, being sentenced to a community order with 200 hours of unpaid work, concerning the possession of an indecent video of a child. On the face of it, the sentence...

Extradition victory for Lansbury Worthington Solicitors - The paramount importance of a child's best interests

Our team have been successful in resisting the extradition of a 53-year-old man to Hungary. The EAW was accusatory in nature and sought surrender for offences concerning the allegations of fraud (approximately £85,000). Children’s right to...

Computer hacking

Hacking has been in the news a great deal in the last couple of years, for example, the 2016 US Presidential Elections, the extradition case of Lauri Love and the hacking of user accounts of various large companies in order to steal personal information. At...

Happy Birthday to the Human Rights Act

The Human Rights Act is 20 years old this year. Its name is often used in vain, “it’s against my human rights!” or blamed for something that probably isn’t to do with the Act at all. The Act sets out the fundamental rights and...
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