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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...

Stop and Search

The power of the police to stop and search is currently in the media due to the rise in murders and serious crimes of violence involving the use of knives, particularly in London. A particular area of concern is the disproportionate use of search powers in...

The "Gangs Matrix"

Earlier this year the Metropolitan Police was in the spotlight over their use of a ‘gang matrix’, and now they are back in the news again. What is the matrix? It is a list set up after the London riots in 2011, holding information on...

Fly-tipping - ensuring all polluters pay

We all know that fly-tipping is an offence, but did you know you commit an offence if you pass waste to someone who isn’t licensed? What do you mean by ‘waste’? This article is referring to household waste, for example, excess rubbish...
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