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Misconduct in public office – No shame!

A look at the case of Collins, Lewis & Jaffer [2022] and misconduct in public office.

‘Camera, Lights, Action’ – Open justice has arrived with televised sentencing

BBC, ITN & Sky finally get their landmark moment with crown court sentencing remarks now being televised for the first time ever.

Confiscation – A continuing act is capable of amounting to a criminal lifestyle

Lloyd Jenkins looks at SORAYA [2022] EWCA Crim 602 (3 May 2022) and its implications for POCA cases.

A landmark victory preserving privacy

Provisions of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 have recently been under scrutiny before the High Court.

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022

What are the recent changes to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022.

Fact find hearings shouldn’t be under-estimated

Lloyd Jenkins reports on a recent ‘Trial of the Facts’ or a ‘Fact Find’ hearing as they are more commonly known.

Lloyd Jenkins wins at the Court of Appeal

Lloyd Jenkins, solicitor advocate at the PDS, recently appeared before the Court of Appeal, with leave of the Single Judge, to appeal a sentence of 18 months immediate custody imposed at a local crown court in January 2022.

Non-fatal strangulation offence now in force

From the 7th June 2022, those who strangle their partners, in an attempt to control or induce fear, will now face prosecution under the new non-fatal strangulation legislation.

What do new strangulation and suffocation laws mean for lawyers?

Key measures in the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 will give prosecutors new powers to charge suspects with specific offences of non-fatal strangulation and non-fatal suffocation.

What are the changes to sentencing for burglary offences?

Revised sentencing guidelines for domestic, non-domestic and aggravated burglary offences in England and Wales, will come into effect on 1 July 2022.